CENTRE FOR TEXT TECHNOLOGY (CTexT®)
Most recent Afrikaanse SkryfGoed sees the light
"I really no longer want to work on an Afrikaans text without my SkryfGoed."
These are the words of Tom McLachlan, chairperson of the Afrikaanse Taalkommissie. Tom, just like many South African writers, academics and business persons, is a loyal user of CTexT’s ever popular Afrikaanse SkryfGoed. He will, therefore, be happy to know that Afrikaanse SkryfGoed 4 has just been released and is now entirely compatible with Microsoft® Office 2013 and Windows 8. Read more
Giant technological leap for official South African languages
South Africa now boasts its very own Resource Management Agency (RMA) for the management and distribution of reusable digital text and speech resources for all of the country’s official languages. These resources are crucial for research and development in the domain of human language technologies (HLT) for application to local languages. Read more
MarkWrite is a new type of software that allows lecturers to mark student submissions in electronic format. Read more
The Centre for Text Technology (CTexT®) is a research and development centre at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University. CTexT does research on human language technology and develops language technology products for the South African languages.
Human language technology makes the interaction between people and machines (computers) easier by allowing people to communicate with computers in natural languages (our normal languages such as isiZulu or Afrikaans). It also teaches computers to understand and produce human language (speech and text), so people can have access to new technologies in the language of their choice.
CTexT’s four main activities are:
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