Aditi Sharma Grover


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Aspects of a Legal Framework for Language Resource Management
Aditi Sharma Grover | Annamart Nieman | Gerhard Van Huyssteen | Justus Roux
Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)

The management of language resources requires several legal aspects to be taken into consideration. In this paper we discuss a number of these aspects which lead towards the formation of a legal framework for a language resources management agency. The legal framework entails examination of; the agency's stakeholders and the relationships that exist amongst them, the privacy and intellectual property rights that exist around the language resources offered by the agency, and the external (e.g. laws, acts, policies) and internal legal instruments (e.g. end user licence agreements) required for the agency's operation.


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The South African Human Language Technologies Audit
Aditi Sharma Grover | Gerhard B. van Huyssteen | Marthinus W. Pretorius
Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10)

Human language technologies (HLT) can play a vital role in bridging the digital divide and thus the HLT field has been recognised as a priority area by the South African government. We present our work on conducting a technology audit on the South African HLT landscape across the country’s eleven official languages. The process and the instruments employed in conducting the audit are described and an overview of the various complementary approaches used in the results’ analysis is provided. We find that a number of HLT language resources (LRs) are available in SA but they are of a very basic and exploratory nature. Lessons learnt in conducting a technology audit in a young and multilingual context are also discussed.