Newsletter January 2008

Dear AfLaT member,

we are pleased to send you the first AfLaT newsletter of 2008. We are confident that the UN's International Year of Languages will bring a lot of exciting new developments in the field of language technology for African languages. Needless to say, we hope that you will keep reporting on your work on!

[1] The resident Northern Sotho Part-of-Speech tagger at AfLaT has recently been updated. It is now trained on a substantially larger training set and provides more accurate tagging output:

[2] Eduard Ombui reports on the Carabao Language Kit developed by Digital Sonata:

[3] Francis Tyers introduces Apertium, an open-source machine translation platform, currently also being developed for the language pair English-Afrikaans:

[4] Sonja Bosch has been kind enough to include an extensive bibliography on African Language and Speech technology to the AfLaT database: