Tag: Africa

Developing MT Benchmarks for Under-Resourced Languages

Machine translation (MT) systems have little difficulty translating between languages like Spanish and English or English and Chinese — but for languages with limited...

Catch the Pidgin at the BBC: Digital Flight of Fancy?

So what is pidgin, exactly? The BBC describe it as "a mix of English and local languages enabling people who do not share a common language to communicate".

Fitness Bands for Christmahanakwanzika*? Ponder the L10n

Fitness bands and devices are massively popular (I am a major offender), but that may come under pressure from other wearable tech soon (translation: smart...

Who is the Language Industry's Chocolate Apple? Comics, Technology, and Culture

I've previously written about the uptake of the comic form in technical communications and some of the translation and cultural challenges. As part of Oracle's...

Ethnography in User Experience, the African Angle

I get to advise on global user experience (UX) stuff for Oracle applications, so I am always on the lookout for research opportunities in...

Africa Corps

We don't hear enough about African localization and technology. I've said this before, I know. So, here are a collection of links to...