Web-Based English to Yoruba Machine Translation
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages: 154-159
Received: Mar. 26, 2015; Accepted: May 1, 2015; Published: May 12, 2015
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Authors
Akinwale O. I., Computer Science Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Adetunmbi A. O., Computer Science Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Obe O. O., Computer Science Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Adesuyi A. T., Computer Science Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
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Abstract
The growth of globalization in the world today has increased the rate at which people interact and integrate, thereby increasing the level of international integration from interchange of world views, products, ideas and other aspects of culture. Language differences therefore pose a major barrier to smooth running of these processes. Therefore there is need for existence of system that will help translate between languages. English is a West Germanic language which has become the lingual Franca in Nigeria and 53 other countries. Therefore vital information are written and spoken in English language in Nigeria. Meanwhile,Yoruba language is lagerly spoken in Nigeria with over 40 million speakers in the south-western part of the country and also in parts of Benin republic. This research deals with the translation of English text to Yoruba text using rule based method. Twenty two rules were formulated for the translation which is specified using context free grammar. A bilingual dictionary dataset containing English words and the corresponding translation in Yoruba language was used. The research model was implemented with ASP.net and C# programming languages which has been hosted on http://www.naijatranslate.com. The translator was evaluated to have accuracy of 90.5%.
Keywords
Machine Translation, Rule-based Machine Translation, English Language, Yoruba Language, Computational Rules, Translation System
To cite this article
Akinwale O. I., Adetunmbi A. O., Obe O. O., Adesuyi A. T., Web-Based English to Yoruba Machine Translation, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 154-159. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20150303.17
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