FACULTY OF ARTS
Centre for Text Technology (CTexT®)
Government translators receive translation software training
Translators in Parliament recently attended a workshop on the use of the so-called Autshumato open-source translation software in Cape Town. The Autshumato range of translation tools helps translators when translating a document into another language. It includes glossaries and translation memories, and has server-based machine translation functionality from English into isiZulu, Sepedi and Afrikaans. 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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