Annual Workshop on Language Technologies and NLP for Africa’s Poorly Endowed Languages - NTeALan

Annual Workshop on Language Technologies and NLP for Africa’s Poorly Endowed Languages

Workshop theme

Advances and challenges of NLP for African languages : how far have we come ?

Workshop day
Start time
February 19, 2021
09:00:00

Main Speakers

Pr Jules ASSOUMOU

9h15 – 9h45 UTC+1

Head of Department of African Language Linguistics at the University of Douala

Developed theme

The linguistic question in the emergence of Africa

(1) Pr Sonja Bosch & Dr Gertrud Faaß

9h45 – 10h15 UTC+1

(10h45 – 11h15 UTC+1, Johnnesburg time)

(1) Professor in the Department of African Languages at the University of South Africa (UNISA)

Developed theme

A Learners’ Dictionary for Zulu

MCF. Ndibnu Messina

10h15 – 10h45 UTC+1

Researcher at ENS and University of Yaoundé I

Developed theme

The lexicon of African minority languages and the construction of corpora in NLP

(1) Dr Gertrud Faaß & Pr Sonja Bosch

10h45 – 11h15 UTC+1

(10h45 – 11h15 UTC+1, Berlin time)

(1) Lecturer at the University of Hildesheim

Developed theme

Working towards a Zulu verb valence lexicon

M. Elvis MBONING

11h30 – 12h00 UTC+1

President of the NTeALan association

Developed theme

NTeALan collaborative dictionaries: what are the advantages of  natural language processing for African languages ?

Zouleiha

Mme Zouleiha Alhadji

12h00 – 12h30 UTC+1

PHD student at the University of Ngaoundere

Thème développé

A suffix-stripping Algorithm And transducers for the peul language

paul dayang

(1) Dr Paul Dayang &
(2) M. Jules Paulin Bayang Souloukna

12h30 – 13h00 UTC+1

(1) Senior lecturer at the University of Ngaoundere & (2) PHD student at the University of Ngaoundere

Thème développé

Computing perplexity values for under-resourced languages using ngram and deep learning approaches

Dr Rodrigue Tchamna

13h00 – 13h30 UTC+1

(7h00 – 7h30 UTC-5, New York time)

Research Associate at City College of New York and member of Resulam Association

Developed theme

The linguistic question in Presentation of Resulam’s Works, Resurrection of ancestral mother tongues, for the revitalization of African languages