Western Africa

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CMUSphinx4 Speech recognition toolkit


This is one of the appropriate tools to work on if interested in building a speech recognizer, challenges though few include building a corpus for the dialect chosen.I attained 72% recognition on a set of isolated utterances in swahili dialect. If in need of assistance with the tool, Ill be glad to help.



Yorupedia created this website as a One-Stop-Shop for various audience who want to learn and know more about Yoruba language; the Niger-Congo language group spoken by over 30-35 million people in Nigeria, Benin Republic, Togo, Ghana, and other Western African countries and other Yoruba descent in North/South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
No doubt, the site is a research resource center, as it provides detailed information on:
1. Codefication of Yoruba language (from Ajami to the Standard Yoruba)
2. Yoruba Grammar- Noun, Verb, Pronoun, Adverb, Adjective, Preposition, Conjunction, and Interjection.
3. Yoruba Grammatical Tree: Morphology, Phonology/Phonetics, Semantics/Pragmatics and Yoruba Syntax.
4. Yoruba Culture and History
5. Yoruba Numerals etc.

Third Workshop on African Language Technology (AfLaT 2011) - Report

AfLaT2011, the Third Workshop on African Language Technology, was organized as a breakout session of the AGIS11 conference (Action Week for Global Information Sharing) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It marked the first time an AfLaT workshop took place on the African continent. AfLaT2011 featured ten presentations on a variety of topics and languages.
We want to thank the presenters and participants for their contributions to the workshop, as well as the organizers of AGIS11 to allow us to collocate the AfLaT workshop with their wonderful conference.

Second Workshop on African Language Technology (AfLaT 2010) - Report

Invited Talk: Do we need linguistic knowledge for speech technology applications in African languages?

Justus Roux

Natural Language Processing


Current research is focussed on resources for corpus development

Newsletter October 2009

Dear AfLaT member,

we would like to draw your attention to some recent highlights in African Language Technology.

(1) Google announced the availability of their Swahili Machine Translation system

(2) CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for the National Human Language Technology Network Day 2010

(3) MURI Call for White Papers: "Structured Modeling for Low-Density Languages"

Also several new publications and links have recently been added. We hope to see you soon at https://AfLaT.org!

with kind regards

the AfLaT team

Funding opportunity: MURI Call for White Papers

Funding opportunity: MURI Call for White Papers, DUE Dec 11


Call for White Papers

DEADLINE: Dec. 11, 2009

Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)

topic # 25: "Structured Modeling for Low-Density Languages"

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Web Site Flore


This web site present the name of African trees in different languages.
Today there are 375 names, 17 languages.
The language of communication is French, but browing is very simple.

Mande Languages


Exhaustive site on Mande languages in Russian, French and English

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