Bantuweb: a digital library for resource scarce South African languages

@inproceedings{Holy2017BantuwebAD,
  title={Bantuweb: a digital library for resource scarce South African languages},
  author={Andreas von Holy and Alon Bresler and Osher Shuman and Catherine Chavula and Hussein Suleman},
  booktitle={SAICSIT '17},
  year={2017}
}
  • Andreas von Holy, Alon Bresler, +2 authors Hussein Suleman
  • Published in SAICSIT '17 2017
  • Computer Science
  • South Africa is a linguistically diverse country: it is a home to 11 official languages of which nine, excluding English and Afrikaans, are Resource Scarce Languages (RSLs). Accordingly, many South Africans struggle to access information written in their native languages on the Web. Unfortunately, lack of access to information hinders social economic growth. This paper proposes a Web based digital library to act as a central repository for content written in these languages that is crawled from… CONTINUE READING

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