Publication
Title
A corpus-based survey of four electronic Swahili-English bilingual dictionaries
Author
Abstract
In this article we survey four different electronic bilingual dictionaries for the language pair Swahili-English. Aided by a data-driven morphological analyzer and part-of-speech tagger, we quantify the coverage of the dictionaries on large monolingual corpora of Swahili. In a second series of experiments, we investigate how applicable the dictionaries are as a tool in the development of a machine translation system, by evaluating bilingual coverage on the parallel SAWA corpus. At the same time we attempt to consolidate the dictionaries into a unified lexicographic database and compare the coverage to that of its composite parts.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Lexikos / Stellenbosch University. - Stellenbosch
Publication
Stellenbosch : 2009
ISSN
1684-4904
Volume/pages
19(2009), p. 340-352
ISI
000272533900019
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 27.01.2010
Last edited 24.08.2017
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