NLP Web Services for Resource-Scarce Languages

Martin Puttkammer, Roald Eiselen, Justin Hocking, Frederik Koen

In this paper, we present a project where existing text-based core technologies were ported to Java-based web services from various architectures. These technologies were developed over a period of eight years through various government funded projects for 10 resource-scarce languages spoken in South Africa. We describe the API and a simple web front-end capable of completing various predefined tasks.