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    • Automatic alignment of audiobooks in Afrikaans 

      Carel J. van Heerden; Febe de Wet; Marelie H. Davel (Pattern recognition association of South Africa (PRASA), 2012)
      This paper reports on the automatic alignment of audiobooks in Afrikaans. An existing Afrikaans pronunciation dictionary and corpus of Afrikaans speech data are used to generate baseline acoustic models. The baseline system ...
    • Automatic genre classification of English students' argumentative essays using support vector machines 

      Raaff, Sabrina (North-West University, 2007)
      Automatic text classification refers to the classification of texts according to topic. Similar to text classification is the automatic classification of texts based on stylistic aspect of texts, such as automatic genre ...
    • Automatic infarct planimetry by means of swarm-based clustering 

      Van Vuuren, Pieter A.; Van Vuuren, Derick (PRASA, 2014)
      Infarct planimetry is an important tool in cardiology research. At present this technique entails that infarct size is manually determined from scanned images of prepared heart sections. Existing attempts at automating ...
    • Automatic lemmatisation for Afrikaans 

      Groenewald, Hendrik Johannes (North-West University, 2006)
      A lemmatiser is an important component of various human language technology applicalions for any language. At present, a rule-based le~nmatiserf or Afrikaans already exists, but this lermrlatiser produces disappoinringly ...
    • Automatic Recognition of Code-Switched Speech in Sepedi 

      Modipa, Thipe Isaaih (2016)
      Code switching (CS) is a natural phenomenon that is often observed in multilingual speakers. These speakers use words, phrases or sentences from foreign languages and embed them in sentences in the primary language. ...
    • Automatic speech recognition for resource–scarce environments 

      Kleynhans, Neil Taylor (North-West University, 2013)
      Automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology has matured over the past few decades and has made significant impacts in a variety of fields, from assistive technologies to commercial products. However, ASR system development ...
    • Automatic speech recognition for under-resourced languages: A survey 

      Laurent Besacier; Etienne Barnard; Alexey Karpov; Tanja Schultz (Elsevier, 2014)
      Speech processing for under-resourced languages is an active field of research, which has experienced significant progress during the past decade. We propose, in this paper, a survey that focuses on automatic speech ...
    • Automatic speech recognition for under-resourced languages: A survey 

      Besacier, Laurent; Barnard, Etienne; Karpov, Alexey; Schultz, Tanja (Elsevier, 2014)
      Speech processing for under-resourced languages is an active field of research, which has experienced significant progress during the past decade. We propose, in this paper, a survey that focuses on automatic speech ...
    • Automatic speech segmentation with limited data 

      Van Niekerk, Daniel Rudolph (North-West University, 2009)
      The rapid development of corpus-based speech systems such as concatenative synthesis systems for under-resourced languages requires an efficient, consistent and accurate solution with regard to phonetic speech segmentation. ...
    • Automation of compressor networks through a dynamic control system 

      Van Tonder, Adriaan Jacobus Marthinus (2014)
      Compressed air makes up an important part of South African precious metal mining processes. Rising operational costs in the struggling mining sector increased the interest of the power utility, Eskom, and mine management ...
    • Automation of generalized additive neural networks for predictive data mining 

      De Waal, David Andre; Du Toit, Jan Valentine (Taylor & Francis, 2011)
      For a new technology to make the step from experimental technology to mainstream technology, tools need to be created to facilitate the use of the developed technology in the envisaged application area. Generalized additive ...
    • Automation of membrane based solvent extraction for Zr and Hf separation 

      Meerholz, Kyle (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2015)
      In recent years, research into metal ion extraction using hollow fibre membranes has grown, focussing on the extraction of a wide range of metals including base, transition, and rare earth metals. This nondispersive solvent ...
    • Automation of membrane based solvent extraction unit for Zr and Hf separation 

      Meerholz, Kyle; Van der Westhuizen, Derik Jacobus; Krieg, Henning Manfred (Elsevier, 2017)
      In recent years, research into metal ion solvent extraction using hollow fibre membranes has grown. Current studies generally use an analogue controlled experimental setup. Although the analogue system is sufficient for ...
    • Autonomic activity and leptin in Africans and whites: the SABPA study 

      Pieterse, Chiné; Schutte, Ramoteme, L.; Schutte, Aletta E. (Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2014)
      Objectives: Evidence exists that leptin enhances sympathetic activity and may thereby contribute to the development of obesity-related hypertension. Sympathetic activation also seems more prominent in Africans than whites. ...
    • Availability of registered pharmaceutical structures in South Africa : 2003 until 2008 

      Rabali, Ridovhusanae (North-West University, 2009)
      Despite the deteriorated state of health care in South Africa, the government remains committed to realising the right of every citizen to access health care, including good, quality and essential drugs. In recognising the ...
    • The availability of foster care resources in the Free State Province : a social work assessment 

      Kok, Magdelena Cornelia (North-West University, 2012)
      A large number of children find themselves in foster care situations in South Africa with placements that have to be monitored by social workers. This is a demanding task, given the nature of foster placements and the high ...
    • The availability of recreation po licies and strategies for the provision of recreation service delivery in the North West Province, South Africa 

      Mogajane, V.S.; Meyer, C.; Toriola, A.L.; Amusa, L.O.; Monyeki, M.A. (African Journal for Physical, Hea lth Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD), 2014)
      The promotion of recreation and leisure through coherent strategies and policy development is a significant move towards changing the quality lives of communities. The unavailability of recreation strategies and policies ...
    • The availability of recreation policies and strategies for the provision of recreation service delivery in the North West Province, South Africa 

      Mogajane, V.S.; Meyer, C.; Monyeki, M.A.; Toriola, A.L.; Amusa, L.O. (LAM Publications; AJOL; Sabinet, 2014)
      The promotion of recreation and leisure through coherent strategies and policy development is a significant move towards changing the quality lives of communities. The unavailability of recreation strategies and policies ...
    • Avian ecology of arid habitats in Namibia 

      Potgieter, Henriette Cornelia (2015)
      Examination of bird assemblages along an environmental gradient which encompasses both climate and habitat change is needed if we are to better understand the potential effects of these changes for avians and the ecological ...
    • Avian response to controlled fire at Barberspan 

      Hoffman, Retha (North-West University, 2005)
      Grasslands cover about a quarter of the Earth and are often characterised by wetlands (McAllister, 2000). A large diversity of animal life is found there. In South Africa, there are 21 species of grassland birds, of which ...