Call for Participation - AfLaT 2010

The Second workshop on African Language Technology (AfLaT 2010) will take place in the context of the LREC2010 conference in Valletta, Malta. The AfLaT workshop provides a forum for researchers in the field of African Language Technology to meet and share the latest developments in their field. The workshop will kick off with an invited speaker, followed by refereed research papers in human language technologies.

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Location: Valletta, Malta

9:00 9:05 Opening
9:05 10:00 Justus Roux
Invited Talk - Do we need linguistic knowledge for speech technology applications in African languages?
10:00 10:30 Aditi Sharma Grover, Gerhard B. van Huyssteen and Marthinus W. Pretorius
An HLT profile of the official South African languages 
10:3011:00 coffee break
11:00 11:30 Piotr Banski and Beata Wójtowicz
Open-Content Text Corpus for African languages 
11:30 12:00 Guy De Pauw, Naomi Maajabu and Peter Wagacha
A Knowledge-Light Approach to Luo Machine Translation and Part-of-Speech Tagging 
12:00 12:30 Rushin Shah, Bo Lin, Anatole Gershman and Robert Frederking
SYNERGY: A Named Entity Recognition System for Resource-scarce Languages such as Swahili using Online Machine Translation 
12:30 13:00 Hendrik J. Groenewald and Liza du Plooy
Processing Parallel Text Corpora for Three South African Language Pairs in the Autshumato Project 
13:00 14:30 lunch
14:30 15:00 Ronell Van der Merwe, Laurette Pretorius and Sonja Bosch
Towards the Implementation of a Refined Data Model for a Zulu Machine-Readable Lexicon
15:00 15:30 Gertrud Faaß
The verbal phrase of Northern Sotho: A morpho-syntactic perspective
15:30 16:00 Martha Yifiru Tachbelie and Wolfgang Menzel
Capturing Word-level Dependencies in Morpheme-based Language Modeling 
16:00 16:30 coffee break
16:30 17:00Nicolas Laurens Oosthuizen, Martin Johannes Puttkammer and Martin Schlemmer
Improving Orthographic Transcriptions of Speech Corpora
17:00 17:30Artem Davydov
Towards The Manding Corpus: Texts Selection Principles and Metatext Markup