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The one-day SWiP event comprised an exciting panel discussion by experts in the fields of preservation of languages, culture, and digitisation of information, and an introductory mini workshop to Wikipedia focusing on editing, translating, and making content available online.

The one-day SWiP event comprised an exciting panel discussion by experts in the fields of preservation of languages, culture, and digitisation of information, and an introductory mini workshop to Wikipedia focusing on editing, translating, and making content available online.

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  • SADiLaR Director honoured at UFS International Conference

    The Executive Director of the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR), Prof Langa Khumalo, was recently honoured for his contribution to multilingualism at the 1st International Conference on Language, Multilingualism, and Decolonisation Practices in Higher Education. Organised by the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Academy for Multilingualism from 12th to 14th of…

  • SADiLaR researchers inspired by 2023 SALALS Conference

    Three Digital Humanities researchers from the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) attended the 2023 Southern African Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Society (SALALS) Conference, hosted by Walter Sisulu University on its Mthatha Campus from 3 to 6 July 2023. SADiLaR’s Andiswa Bukula, Respect Mlambo and Dr Muzi Matfunjwa each presented a paper on…

  • SADiLaR-Wikipedia-PanSALB (SWiP)

      “Preserving Languages: Open, Free and Accessible Knowledge for All” SADiLaR-Wikipedia-PanSALB (SWiP) is a collaborative initiative by the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR); the free encyclopaedia (Wikipedia) and the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB). The project will be officially launched on Friday, 22 September 2023 at UNISA (Main Campus – Muckleneuk),…

  • SADiLaR’s Language Resource Repository Empowers Language Research

    The curation, distribution and maintenance of reusable digital text and speech resources for South Africa’s official languages is of vital concern for research and development in the field of language technology. The data is important not only for the development of tools for facilitation of communication between different language groups but also for empowering local…

  • PhD research paper puts SADiLaR in the global spotlight

    The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) is enjoying international bragging rights, thanks to a PhD research paper that was included in the Post Conference Proceedings publication of the 2022 CLARIN Annual Conference. Johannes Sibeko, a PhD student supervised by SADiLaR’s Prof Menno van Zaanen, was one of twelve doctoral scholars selected to…

  • SADiLaR-UJ externship highlights career possibilities in digital humanities

    A group of linguistics and language practice students from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) recently attended an online workshop with staff from the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) to learn more about the career possibilities in the field of digital humanities. This one-day externship, which took place on 14 June 2023 via…

  • SADiLaR celebrates successful 4th RAIL workshop in Croatia

    The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR)  hosted a successful fourth workshop on Resources for African Indigenous Languages (RAIL) in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The annual workshop, which took place on 6 May 2023 as part of the 17th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2023), was organised by…

  • Bridging the past and present: Digitisation workshop at Mazisi Kunene Museum

    In today’s rapidly advancing digital age, the preservation and accessibility of historical artifacts and manuscripts have become paramount. The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) recently organised a digitisation workshop at the Mazisi Kunene Museum in Durban. Led by digital humanities researchers Rooweither Mabuya and Andiswa Bukula, and SADiLaR’s Director of Operations, Juan…

  • Research Brag Book

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