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Browsing by Author "Zimu, V"

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  • Govender, N; Kuun, C; Zimu, V; Barnard, E; Davel, M (2006-04)
    Two related issues were investigated in the computational modeling of Nguni prosody, based on annotated databases of isiZulu and isiXhosa speech. Firstly, authors show that a simple template can be used to describe the ...
  • Joubert, LJ; Davel, MH; Barnard, E; Zimu, V (PRASA, 2004-11)
    The need for a bootstrapping approach to the morphological decomposition of words in agglutinative languages such as isiZulu is motivated, and the complexities of such an approach are described. The authors then introduce ...
  • Kuun, C; Zimu, V; Barnard, E; Davel, M (PRASA, 2005-11)
    We study the relationship between lexical tone and measured values of fundamental frequency for several word classes in isiZulu, based on objective measurements from recordings of three speakers. For nouns and adjectives, ...
  • Botha, G; Zimu, V; Barnard, E (2006-11)
    The authors investigate the performance of text-based language identification systems on the 11 official languages of South Africa, when n-gram statistics are used as features for classification. In particular, the authors ...