Jacques van Heerden

Good news for South African languages | Goeie nuus vir Suid-Afrikaanse tale

Jacques van Heerden 2012-05-01 Worldwide, people are increasingly gaining access to electronic devices in a growing variety of languages. South Africans can already use ATMs and spelling checkers in their mother tongues. For developments like these, language technology data and resources (such as electronic texts and word lists) are needed. The more data there is, the smarter the tool or machine will be, facilitating human-machine interaction through a particular language.