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Aims of the RMA

The RMA is a language resource management agency with a view to function as a single depository point for various types of electronic data of the official languages of South Africa for research and development purposes…
Legal Aspects

Legal Aspects

The nature of the cyberlegal considerations underscoring the development of the Resource Management Agency is of a challenging and complex nature – particularly at this exciting and defining juncture in its conceptualisation…
Latest News

Latest News

The Language Resource Management Agency is proud to announce the launch of a new online corpus search tool available on the RMA. The NCHLT Corpus Portal can be accessed by selecting “Resources - NCHLT Corpus Search” from the main menu.

 

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Language Resources at your fingertips

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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. For this reason, the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) has established the National Centre for HLT (Human Language Technology) to develop reusable text and speech resources, and the Resource Management Agency (RMA) to manage and distribute these from one central point. The Centre for Text Technology (CTexT®) at the North-West University has been appointed to set up the RMA over the next three years.

View a selection of language resources available

Look at a selection of language resources available:

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  • Bukantswe Sesotho-English Bilingual Dictionary

    Bukantswe Sesotho-English Bilingual Dictionary

    R0.00

    Bilingual English-Sesotho dictionary. This dataset represents a basic Sesotho dictionary compiled in the creation of a Sesotho language resource. The dictionary was developed by Prof. J.A.K. Olivier and is based on an on line word list published and revised since 1996.

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  • NCHLT Afrikaans Speech Corpus

    NCHLT Afrikaans Speech Corpus

    R0.00

    Orthographically transcribed broadband speech corpus of approximately 56 hours, including a test suite of 8 speakers.

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  • NCHLT Setswana Speech Corpus

    NCHLT Setswana Speech Corpus

    R0.00

    Orthographically transcribed broadband speech corpus of approximately 56 hours, including a test suite of 8 speakers.

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  • Boomerang v1.0

    Boomerang v1.0

    R0.00

    Performs outbound call campaigns and executes Javascript-scripted IVR callflows especially for marketing companies companies with extensive client interaction (e.g. banking, insurance).

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