Development of reusable resources for Human Language Technologies (HLT) applications: practice and experience

Jackie Jones, Sonja E. Bosch, Laurette Pretorius, Danie Prinsloo
2005 South African Journal of African Languages  
Language resources, by their very nature, serve as a repository oflinguistic knowledge. They are therefore essential in the building and improvement of natural language applications. The aim of this paper is to elaborate on thc practice and the experience gained in the development, maintenance and management of such resources with specific reference to African languages. The locus is on the methods of collection and the formats concerning word lists, morphological analysis and lemma lists. The
more » ... esources discussed, are those developed in collaborative research with North-West University's Spelling Checker Project. As a broader perspective, the reusability of such resources is highlighted. Recommendations are also made regarding the way forward nationally in developing a resource centre to facilitate the technological development of South African Bantu languages.
doi:10.1080/02572117.2005.10587256 fatcat:fbxu525gzvgrdp4qhclhtof4fe