Peleira Nicholas Zulu

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Two methods for objectively measuring similarities and dissimilarities between the 11 official languages of South Africa are described. The first concerns the use of n-grams. The confusions between different languages in a text-based language identification system can be used to derive information on the relationships between the languages. Our classifier(More)
Language variations are generally known to have a severe impact on the performance of Human Language Technology Systems. In order to predict or improve system performance, a thorough investigation into these variations, similarities and dissimilarities, is required. Distance measures have been used in several applications of speech processing to analyze(More)
The performance of Human Language Technology systems is known to be severely impacted by language variations. Distance measures have been used in several applications of speech processing to analyze different varying speech attributes. However, not much work has been done on language distance measures, and even less work has been done involving South(More)
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