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  • Butgereit, L; Botha, RA; Van den Heever, M (Northwest University in South Africa, 2012-07)
    Different human languages look different from other human languages. To use a term from the computer industry, each human language has its own “look and feel”. European English speakers can easily recognise a phrase such ...
  • Barnard, E; Cloete, L; Patel, Hina M (Springer, 2003)
    The paper presents research aimed at overcoming barriers to citizens’ ability to access electronic government services. Our concern is specifically ‘non-connectivity’ barriers to electronic service delivery including ...
  • Kleynhans, NT; Barnard, E (PRASA, 2005-11)
    An investigation into the performance of current speaker verification technology within a multilingual context is presented. Using the Oregon Graduate Institute (OGI) Multi-Language Telephone Speech Corpus (MLTS) database, ...
  • Wilken, Ilana; Taljard, E; De Wet, Febe (National Inquiry Services Centre Pty Ltd, 2018-11)
    Being a multilingual country rich in culture and diversity, South Africa has residents who use a variety of the 11 official languages for daily communication. Multilingual communication occurs especially in hospitals and ...
  • Van Heerden, C; Schalkwyk, J; Strope, B (International Speech Communication Association, 2009-09)
    This paper describes the language modelling (LM) architectures and recognition experiments that enabled support of 'what-with-where' queries on GOOG-411. First the paper compares accuracy trade-offs between a single national ...
  • Van Huyssteen, GB; Davel, MH (Association for Computational Linguistics, 2010-06)
    In this research, the authors use machine learning techniques to provide solutions for descriptive linguists in the domain of language standardization. With regard to the personal name construction in Afrikaans, the authors ...
  • Badenhorst, Jacob AC; De Wet, Febe (IEEE, 2017-11)
    This paper reports on the recognition of second language (L2) isiXhosa speech produced by beginner level adult language learners. The speech samples were produced and recorded during the development of a Mobile Assisted ...
  • Sharma, A; Gumede, T; Kuun, C; McAlister, B; Qwabe, O (CSIR, 2010-09-01)
    We present in this paper the design, development and pilot process of the Lwazi community communication service (LCCS), a multilingual automated telephone-based information service. The service acts as a communication and ...
  • Sharma Grover, A; Barnard, E (ACM, 2011-04)
    The authors present the design, development and pilot process of the Lwazi Community Communication Service (LCCS), a multilingual automated telephone-based information service. The service acts as a communication and ...
  • Van't Wout, Magdalena C; Pieterse, Heloise; Ball, Shaun V (IEEE, 2019-10)
    An overview of the literature on military-related stress confirms that stress remains part of the deployed soldier’s life, whether it relates to concerns about his family back home, the nature of the military environment, ...
  • Butgereit, L (Assciation for Mathematics Education of South Africa, 2007-07)
    Homework is a necessary evil in the path of learning mathematics at school. Mathematics homework is traditionally seen as difficult and boring. In the case of difficult homework, “math clubs” and “math extra lessons” are ...
  • Butgereit, L (2007-04)
    It is common cause that the average mathematics mark among high school learners in South Africa has declined. Traditional “math clubs” and “math extra lessons” often do not work because of a number of reasons including 1) ...
  • Van der Walt, Christiaan M; Barnard, E (18th Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa (PRASA), 2007-11)
    The authors study the relationship between the properties of data and classifier performance. Data measures are employed to characterise classification problems and it is shown that these data measures successfully capture ...
  • Chamber of Mines, South Africa (Chamber of Mines Services, 1978)
    In simple terms Fanakalo means 'like this'. Fanakalo originated in the sugar industry of KwaZulu Natal as a result of Indians trying to learn English and Zulu at the same time. The language spread across the boarders of ...
  • Botha, Adèle; Van Greunen, D; Herselman, Martha E (2010-10)
    Applying a Mobile Human Computer Interaction (MHCI) view to the domain of education using Mobile Learning (Mlearning), the research outlines its understanding of the influences and effects of different interactions on the ...
  • Botha, Adèle; Calteaux, K; Herselman, Martha E; Grover, AS; Barnard, E (Karlstad University Press, 2012-02)
    The purpose of this paper is to provide a “Mobile User Experience Framework for Voice services.” The rapid spread of mobile cellular technology within Africa has made it a prime vehicle for accessing services and content. ...
  • Wilken, I; De Wet, Febe; Taljard, E (ISCA, 2015-09)
    Communication plays a vital role in everyday life and in some situations multilingual communication is a necessity. The South African constitution recognises 11 official languages. Multilingual communication therefore ...
  • Coetzee, L; Viviers, I; Barnard, E (PRASA 2009, 2009-12)
    Multi-modal human computer interfaces are becoming increasingly widespread, building on more capable and affordable devices along with advances in helper applications utilising advanced pattern recognition. These interfaces ...
  • Plauché, M; De Waal, A; Sharma Grover, A; Gumede, T (University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, 2010)
    Successful ICT projects depend on complex, interrelated sociological and technical factors for which there are no standard theoretical framework for prediction or analysis. Morphological analysis is a problem-solving method ...
  • Feld, M; Barnard, E; Van Heerden, C; Muller, C (IEEE, 2009-12)
    Multilinguality represents an area of significant opportunities for automatic speech-processing systems: whereas multilingual societies are commonplace, the majority of speechprocessing systems are developed with a single ...

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