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Previous Research Projects

  • The Research Unit for Experimental Phonology (RUEPUS) was founded in June 1994 and is the predecessor of SU-CLaST. The Unit resided in the Department of African Languages and was funded by National Research Foundation (NRF) and the University of Stellenbosch. A full report of teh activities of RUEPUS may be found in the 2001/2 Annual Report on the above mentioned website.

  • African Speech Technology (AST) is the working title of a 3-year project promoting the development of the official languages of South Africa through language and speech technology applications. The project was funded by the Innovation Fund of the National Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology of South Africa, and was successfully completed in March 2004. The project developed a fully automated telephone-based multilingual query and booking system which functions in five languages, i.e. in South African English, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sesotho and Afrikaans.

  • Automated multilingual telephone access to selected services. This project was completed in 2005 and was sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology. It developed a speech based self service application in three African languages, Xhosa, Zulu and Southern Sotho. It focused on the phenomenon of code-mixing between African languages and English.


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