Search Results for author: Kathleen Siminyu

Found 8 papers, 3 papers with code

Phoneme Recognition through Fine Tuning of Phonetic Representations: a Case Study on Luhya Language Varieties

no code implementations4 Apr 2021 Kathleen Siminyu, Xinjian Li, Antonios Anastasopoulos, David Mortensen, Michael R. Marlo, Graham Neubig

Models pre-trained on multiple languages have shown significant promise for improving speech recognition, particularly for low-resource languages.

Speech Recognition

1st AfricaNLP Workshop Proceedings, 2020

no code implementations20 Nov 2020 Kathleen Siminyu, Laura Martinus, Vukosi Marivate

Proceedings of the 1st AfricaNLP Workshop held on 26th April alongside ICLR 2020, Virtual Conference, Formerly Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

AI4D -- African Language Dataset Challenge

no code implementations23 Jul 2020 Kathleen Siminyu, Sackey Freshia, Jade Abbott, Vukosi Marivate

This work details the organisation of the AI4D - African Language Dataset Challenge, an effort to incentivize the creation, organization and discovery of African language datasets through a competitive challenge.

AI4D - African Language Dataset Challenge

no code implementations WS 2020 Kathleen Siminyu, Sackey Freshia

As language and speech technologies become more advanced, the lack of fundamental digital resources for African languages, such as data, spell checkers and PoS taggers, means that the digital divide between these languages and others keeps growing.


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