The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) is a national centre supported by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). SADiLaR has an enabling function, with a focus on all official languages of South Africa, supporting research and development in the domains of language technologies and language-related studies in the humanities and social sciences. READ MORE...
Linguistics is the scientific study of language. In a multilingual society like South Africa, we need linguists who can provide the skills, insights and expertise to ensure all our South African languages remain relevant in our fast-changing world. To build up the field of linguistics in nine of South Africa’s official languages the University of South Africa (UNISA) node of SADiLaR, which focuses on language resource development, has created a linguistics termbank which is now freely available online.
Supporting government communications through automated speech captions
A collaboration between the CSIR speech node, a private speech technology company, SAIGEN, and SADiLaR has resulted in an automatic speech caption technology, to be used by the Government Communications Information Systems (GCIS), to ensure greater accessibility of government communications to South Africans.
DH-IGNITE is a regional event hosted by SADiLaR and the ESCALATOR programme aiming to support the development of an active community of practice in Digital Humanities (DH) and Computational Social Sciences (CSS) in South Africa.
6 DH-IGNITE events to reach all 26 public universities across the country.
Participate in person or virtually.
We’ll talk about digital/computational methodologies in humanities and social sciences!