Literator: Journal of Literary Criticism, comparative linguistics and literary studies

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, April

An Overview of the EtsaTrans Machine Translation System: Compilation of an Administrative Domain/'n Oorsig Van Die EtsaTrans-Masjienvertalingstelsel: Die Samestelling Van 'N Administratiewe Domein
Abstract The EtsaTrans machine translation system has been in development at the University of the Free State for the last four years and is currently the only machine translation system being developed in South Africa for specialised and non-general...
Automatic Lemmatisation for Afrikaans/Outomatiese Lemma-Identifisering Vir Afrikaans
Abstract Automatic lemmatisation is a general normalisation procedure in text processing, where all inflected forms of a lexical word are normalised to a single lemma (i.e. a meaningful, uninflected base form from which more complex word forms could...
Bekende Feite in 'N Fassinerende Verhaal
Wangerin, Walter. 2006. Jesus: 'n roman. Uit Engels vertaal deur George Weideman. Wellington: Lux Verbi.BM 352 p. Prys: R169,95. ISBN: 978 07963 0413 1. In Jesus: 'n roman word die verhaal van Jesus, die seun van God, soos dit in die eerste vier...
Bilingual Word List: Computational linguistics/Tweetalige Woordelys: Rekenaarlinguistiek
This word list is under constant development. Please send any comments, suggestions or additions to Gerhard van Huyssteen. / Hierdle woordelys word voortdurend verdet ontwikkel. Stuur asseblief enige kommentaar, voorstelle of toevoegings aan Gerhard...
Business Process Management in Human Language Technology Resource Development: A Case study/Besigheidsprosesbestuur in Mensetaaltegnologiehulpbronontwikkeling: 'N Gevallestudie
Abstract Resources play a crucial role in human language technology (HLT), since research and development are largely dependent on its availability. It follows that effective management of these resources is essential to this domain and there are...
Derivational Relations in English, Czech and Zulu wordnets/Afleidingsverhoudings in Engelse, Tsjeggiese En Zoeloe Woordnette
Abstract This article investigates one kind of cross-part-of-speech relation for English, Czech and Zulu lexical resources in the form of semantic networks (wordnets). Many languages have rules whereby new words are derived regularly and productively...
Development of an Afrikaans Wordnet: Methodology and integration/Ontwikkeling Van 'N Afrikaanse Woordnet: Metodologie En Integrasie
Abstract The Afrikaans wordnet is a lexical-conceptual network in the form of an electronic lexical database, developed at the North-West University. In this article, a methodology for a semi-automatic construction of the entries--so-called synonym...
Die Ander Letterkundige Storie
Willemse, Hein. 2007. Aan die ander kant: swart Afrikaanse skrywers in die Afrikaanse letterkunde. Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis. (Talata-reeks 2.) 245 p. Prys: R150,00. ISBN: 978-1-86919-168-9. In die "Erkennings" wat die teks voorafgaan, meld Willemse...
Die Pad Boesmanland Toe
Weideman, George. 2007. Bloujare se stories. Pretoria: LAPA Uitgewers. 76 p. Prys: R85,00. ISBN: 978-0-7993-3922-2. Pa siedend agter die stuurwiel, vier van ons deurgeskud en dors op die agtersitplek van die ou VW, 'n deurgestampte skokbreker en...
Duif
Vir Tertia Visser-Downie How the cry of a bird can stir us ... (...) Into interstices of this world-space, (into which the unbroken bird-cry passes, as people do into dreams -) they drive their wedges, wedges of shrieking. (...)...
Kannemeyer-Literere Opstelle
Kannemeyer, J.C. 2007. "Uit puur verstrooiing": lesings, praatjies, artikels, onderhoude en besprekings. Stellenbosch: Inset Uitgewers. 459 p. ISBN: 978-0-620-388-52-8. Oor Simon Vestdijk se buitengewoon omvangryke oeuvre skryf A. Roland Holst by...
Lakens Op Die Bleik
Aucamp, Hennie. 2007. 'n Vreemdeling op deurtog. Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis. 136 p. Prys: R120,00. ISBN: 978-1-86919-202-0. 'n Vreemdeling op deurtog, Hennie Aucamp se nuutste verhaalbundel is, in sy eie terme, 'n protobiografiese bundel waarin verhale,...
'N Skeptiese Satan Aan Die Woord
Walters, M.M. 2004. Satan ter sprake. Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis. 83 p. Prys: R79,95. ISBN: 1-86919-051-3. Dit klink effens vreemd om Satan ter sprake te bring: stel jy hom "aan die woord" of "bespreek" jy hom? Altwee hierdie betekenisse is ter sake...
On the Development of a Tagset for Northern Sotho with Special Reference to the Issue of standardisation/Die Ontwikkeling Van 'N Stel Annoteringsmerkers Vir Noord-Sotho, Met Spesiale Verwysing Na Standaardiseringsaangeleenthede
Abstract Working with corpora in the South African Bantu languages has up till now been limited to the utilisation of raw corpora. Such corpora, however, have limited functionality. Thus the next Iogical step in any NLP application is the development...
Orthographic Measures of Language Distances between the Official South African languages/Ortografiese Maatstawwe Van Taalafstande Tussen Die Amptelike Suld-Afrikaanse Tale
Abstract Two methods for objectively measuring similarities and dissimilarities between the eleven official languages of South Africa are described. The first concerns the use of n-grams. The confusions between different languages in a text-based...
Preface/Voorwoord
This special issue of Literator is dedicated to human language technologies (HLT) for South African languages and contains eleven reworked conference papers that were read during special theme sessions at two conferences in South Africa during 2007....
The Development of a Hyphenator and Compound Analyser for Afrikaans/Die Ontwikkeling Van 'N Woordafbreker En Kompositumanaliseerder Vir Afrikaans
Abstract The development of two cote-technologies for Afrikaans, viz, a hyphenator and a compound analyser is described in this article. As no annotated Afrikaans data existed prior to this project to serve as training data for a machine learning...
The Development of an Inflected Form Generator for Afrikaans/Die Ontwikkeling Van 'N Fleksievormgenereerder Vir Afrikaans
Abstract In this article the development of an inflected form generator for Afrikaans is described. Two requirements are set for this inflected form generator, viz. to generate only one specific inflected form of a lemma and to generate all possible...
Towards a Computational Morphological Analysis of Setswana Compounds/'n Rekenaarmatlge Morfologiese Analise Van Samestelllngs in Setswana
Abstract The development of a computational morphological analyser for Setswana necessitates the accurate modelling and implementation of, among others, compounding as a word formation process. Compounding is known to be an area of Setswana morphology...
Verbal Extension Sequencing: An Examination from a Computational perspective/Werkwoordekstensleopeenvolging: 'N Ondersoek Vanuit 'N Rekenaarmatige Perspektief
Abstract Lexical transducers utilise a two-level finite-state network to simultaneously code morphological analysis and morphological generation rewrite rules. Multiple extensions following the verb root can be morphologically analysed as a closed...