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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 RMA is hosting a workshop on the use and distribution of copyrighted material in the development of HLT applications on 16 August 2016.



Language Resources at your fingertips

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.

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Arts & Culture University of the North-West