MasakhaNER: Named Entity Recognition for African Languages

We take a step towards addressing the underrepresentation of the African continent in NLP research by creating the first large publicly available high­quality dataset for named entity recognition (NER) in ten African languages, bringing together a variety of stakeholders.

Quality at a Glance: An Audit of Web-Crawled Multilingual Datasets

With the success of large-scale pre-training and multilingual modeling in Natural Language Processing (NLP), recent years have seen a proliferation of large, web-mined text datasets covering hundreds of languages. However, to date there has been no systematic analysis of the quality of these publicly available datasets, or whether the datasets actually contain content in the languages they claim to represent.

A survey on machine learning techniques in movie revenue prediction

With the growing number of literature on movie revenue prediction using machine learning techniques in recent years, a systemic review will help in strengthening the understanding of this research domain. Therefore, this article is aimed at determining the sources of data, the techniques, the features, and the evaluation metrics used in movie revenue prediction.

Participatory Research for Low-resourced Machine Translation: A Case Study in African Languages

Research in NLP lacks geographic diversity, and the question of how NLP can be scaled to low-resourced languages has not yet been adequately solved. "Low-resourced"-ness is a complex problem going beyond data availability and reflects systemic problems in society.

A Form of List Viterbi Algorithm for Decoding Convolutional Codes

Viterbi algorithm is a maximum likelihood decoding algorithm. It is used to decode convolutional code in several wireless communication systems, including Wi-Fi. The standard Viterbi algorithm gives just one decoded output, which may be correct or …

Design and implementation of an android and web-based university timetable customization system

Timetabling is an essential component of scheduling in all sectors of education. University timetabling entails the scheduling of times and venues for lectures and examinations. These activities are logically structured in a time-wise manner and …

A Framework for Implementation of E-Classroom System

E-learning systems are increasingly being developed to replace traditional ways of teaching and learning. Studies have shown that technology can be used to create more powerful learning and teaching opportunities over and above traditional systems. …

Massive Open Online Courses: Awareness, Adoption, Benefits and Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an emerging learning platform aimed at infinite participation and access through the Internet. Recently, MOOC is globally becoming a key instrument in digitally mediated learning and teaching, due to its ability …