Towards english-swahili machine translation

Citation:
Pauw GD, Wagacha PW, De Schryver G-M. "Towards english-swahili machine translation." Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation. 2011.

Abstract:

Even though the Bantu language of Swahili is spoken by more than fifty million people in
East and Central Africa, it is surprisingly resource-scarce from a language technological
point of view, an unfortunate situation that holds for most, if not all languages on the
continent. The increasing amount of digitally available, vernacular data has prompted
researchers to investigate the applicability of corpus-based approaches to African language
technology. In this vein, the SAWA corpus project attempts to collect and deploy a parallel

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