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kasahorow Communication Group, Suuch Solutions


We work on making generic tools for African languages. We are currently working on enabling web publishing for African languages.

  • African language content publishing platform (based on Drupal)
    • Virtual online keyboard for inputting (Unicode) character set range of African languages

Some of our tools can be seen in action at

Project Leads:
Chris Manu
Paa Kwesi Imbeah

AfLaT users: 

Unsupervised Induction of Dholuo Word Classes using Maximum Entropy Learning

Unsupervised Induction of Dholuo Word Classes using Maximum Entropy Learning, De Pauw, Guy, Wagacha Peter W., and Abade Dorothy A. , Proceedings of the First International Computer Science and ICT Conference (COSCIT 2007), Nairobi, Kenya, (2007)

Hausa verb conjugator


This program automatically provides conjugations for a given word stem.

CTexT (Centre for Text Technology)


On 1 June 2004 CTexT (Centre for Text Technology) started functioning as a non-profit, self-supporting unit of the Research Focus Area: Languages and Literature in the South African Context in the Faculty of Arts at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). The staff at CTexT occupy themselves with a variety of research and development activities. A close interaction between such research and development activities is aspired towards: research should, wherever possible, lead/contribute to product development, whereas all products are rooted in thorough research. The four main activities of the Centre for Text Technology involve the following:

  • Research (including basic research, strategic research, applied research, and market research)
  • Development (including development of sources and end-user applications & products)
  • Commercialisation of products and services
  • Maintenance of products and support to end users/clients
AfLaT users: 

SU-ClaST (Centre for Language and Speech Technology at the University of Stellenbosch)


SU-CLaST is a new interdisciplinary research centre of the Faculties of Arts and Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch (US), South Africa. It is the result of active collaboration in the field of language and speech processing over a period of more than twenty years between the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Department of African Languages at the University of Stellenbosch.

The eXe-Files Team


The eXe-Files Team is based in the Xhosa Department of the University of the Western Cape (UWC), in Bellville (Cape Town), South Africa. The aim of this research group is to build the very first balanced electronic corpus for the Xhosa language, with which to support a plethora of linguistics and language studies and products.

AfLaT users: 

Online Publications Involving TshwaneDJe Members


A collection of articles and papers on corpus and dictionary topics for the African languages, as well as on language-independent lexicography and terminology software.

Jambo Kiswahili SpellChecker 9D


Kiswahili spellchecker for use in the localized Kiswahili version of OpenOffice. The spellchecker has been developed as the result of the compilation of numerous Swahili word lists. Jambo Spellchecker contains a total of 70.000 Swahili words.

Number to Ngangela Words Converter


This program converts a number (less than 10,000) to Ngangela / Nyemba words.

Tshivenḓa (Venda) characters


Information on displaying Tshivenḓa special characters in word processors, on web pages, ... Includes links to specialized font sets.

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