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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Barnard, E; Cloete, L; Patel, Hina M; Coetzee, L (2003-09)
    Government regulations have combined with a tremendous growth in prepaid cellular telephony to bring telephone connectivity to an unprecedented number of South African citizens – thus creating an ideal platform for delivering ...
  • Davel, MH; Barnard, E (PRASA, 2003-11)
    This paper describes a method for improving the efficiency of the language resource development process through bootstrapping.
  • Cloete, Jacob PL; Barnard, E; Patel, Hina M (2004-08)
    The authors report on research aimed at gaining an improved understanding of how issues such as language, literacy and previous exposure to technology affect citizens' ability to access government services of different ...
  • Davel, MH; Barnard, E (2004-10)
    The authors focus on factors related to the underlying rule-extraction algorithms, and demonstrate variants of the Dynamically Expanding Context algorithm, which are beneficial for this application. They show that continuous ...
  • Davel, MH; Barnard, E (2004-10)
    Bootstrapping techniques have significant potential for the efficient generation of linguistic resources such as electronic pronunciation dictionaries. The authors describe a system and an approach to bootstrapping for 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 ...
  • Coetzee, L; Barnard, E (PRASA 2004, 2004-11)
    This paper analyses a number of disabilities, their assistive devices and the associated technologies in order to highlight the role pattern recognition plays in enabling accessibility and improving human computer interaction ...
  • Davel, MH; Barnard, E (PRASA 2004, 2004-11)
    The authors define a novel g-to-p prediction algorithm that utilises the concept of a 'default phoneme': a grapheme which is realised as a specific phoneme significantly more often than as any other phoneme. They found ...
  • Barnard, E; Gouws, E; Wolvaardt, K; Kleynhans, N (PRASA 2004, 2004-11)
    A number of issues realted to the development of speech-recognition systems with Hidden Markov Models (HMM) are discussed. A set of systematic experiments using the HTK toolkit and the TMIT database are used to elucidate ...
  • Louw, A; Davel, M; Barnard, E (4th International Conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA), 2005-07)
    A general-purpose isiZulu text-to-speech (TTS) system was developed, based on the “Multisyn” unit-selection approach supported by the Festival TTS toolkit. The development involved a number of challenges related to the ...
  • Naidoo, Soogandhree; Barnard, E (ALASA 2005, 2005-07)
    Telephone-based information services hold tremendous potential as a means of information access in the developing world. However,surprisingly little research has been done on the design of such systems - whether basic ...
  • Davel, MH (2005-08)
    Bootstrapping techniques have the potential to accelerate the development of language technology resources. This is of specific importance in the developing world where language technology resources are scarce and linguistic ...
  • Davel, MH; Barnard, E (Interspecch 2005, 2005-09)
    Bootstrapping techniques are an efficient way to develop electronic pronunciation dictionaries, but require fast system response to be practical for medium-to-large lexicons. In addition, user errors are inevitable during ...
  • Govender, Nicolin; Barnard, E; Davel, MH (Interspeech 2005, 2005-09)
    Much theoretical work has been done on the tonal structure of languages in the Bantu family. However, most of these studies are not supported by physical measurements, or even a consistent model for mapping from linguistic ...
  • Van Heerden, CJ; Barnard, E (PRASA, 2005-11)
    This paper presents an analysis of temporal information as a feature for use in speaker verification systems. The relevance of temporal information in a speaker’s utterances is investigated, both with regard to improving ...
  • Davel, M; Barnard, E (PRASA, 2005-11)
    In this paper the authors describe a new approach to rewrite rule extraction and analysis, using Minimal Representation Graphs. This approach provides a mechanism for obtaining the smallest possible rule set – within a ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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, ...

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