The School of Computing & Informatics of the University of Nairobi is hosting COSCIT 2007, the first International Computer Science and ICT Conference.

A separate NLP session / workshop is planned.

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NLP talks at COSCIT 2007

The following NLP-related talks will be presented at COSCIT 2007 on Tuesday 6th of February, 2007

  • Cornerstones in Developing Sustainable Language Technology for African Languages
    Keynote by Prof. Arvi Hurskainen, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Unsupervised Induction of Dholuo Word Classes using Maximum Entropy Learning
    Guy De Pauw, CNTS, University of Antwerp, Belgium, Peter W. Wagacha, Dorothy Abade, SCI, University of Nairobi

  • Towards Computational Morphological Analysis for Kinyarwanda
    Jackson Muhirwe, V. Baryamureeba, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Semantic Based NL Front-End For Database Access: Framework Adoptation For Swahili Language
    Lawrence Muchemi, A.S. Narin’yani, School of Computing & Informatics, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, RRIAI, Russian
  • Interlingual Machine Translation Approach for Local Languages: Ekegusii & Swahili
    Edward O. Ombui, Computer Science Dept. Africa Nazarene University, Wanjiku Ng’ang’a, Peter W. Wagacha, SCI, University of Nairobi)
  • Enhancing Citizen-Government Communication Through Natural Language Querying
    Lawrence Muchemi, Katherine Getao, School of Computing & Informatics, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Comparison of Feature Extraction Methods for Amharic Script Character Recognition
    Girum Katema, Jimma University, Ethiopia and Atul Negi, University of Hyderabad, India
  • On classifier combination for better named entity
    F.E. Kitoogo, V. Barayamureeba, Makarere University, Kampala, Uganda

There will also be a Language Technology Workshop on the same day, that will see the East-African launch of, presented by Guy De Pauw and Peter W. Wagacha.

More information on the COSCIT website