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Show simple item record Grover, AS Van Huyssteen, GB Pretorius, MW 2011-09-22T08:04:34Z 2011-09-22T08:04:34Z 2011-06
dc.identifier.citation Grover, AS, Van Huyssteen, GB, and Pretorius, MW. 2011. South African human language technology audit. Language Resources and Evaluation, Vol. 45, pp. 271-288 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1574-020X
dc.description Copyright: 2011 Springer. This is a pre print version of the work. The definitive version is published in Language Resources and Evaluation, Vol. 45, pp. 271-288 en_US
dc.description.abstract Human language technology (HLT) has been identified as a priority area by the South African government. However, despite efforts by government and the research and development (R&D) community, South Africa has not yet been able to maximise the opportunities of HLT and create a thriving HLT industry. One of the key challenges is the fact that there is insufficient codified knowledge about the current South African HLT components, their attributes and existing relationships. Hence a technology audit was conducted for the South African HLT landscape, to create a systematic and detailed inventory of the status of the HLT components across the eleven official languages. Based on the Basic Language Resource Kit (BLaRK) framework (Krauwer, 1998), we used various data collection methods (such as focus groups, questionnaires and personal consultations with HLT experts) to gather detailed information. The South African HLT landscape is analysed using a number of complementary approaches and based on the interpretations of the results, recommendations are made on how to accelerate HLT development in South Africa, as well as on how to conduct similar audits in other countries and contexts. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer Publisher en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;7040
dc.subject Technology audit en_US
dc.subject Human language technology en_US
dc.subject Language resources en_US
dc.subject BLaRK en_US
dc.subject Language audit en_US
dc.subject Language resource infrastructure en_US
dc.subject Resource-scarce languages en_US
dc.title South African human language technology audit en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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