AfricaNLP Workshop

Africa has over 2000 languages and yet is one of the least represented in African research. Andrew Caines, in his article The Geographic Diversity of NLP Conferences highlights the need for NLP work from the continent

Source The Geographic Diversity of NLP Conferences
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The rise in ML community efforts on the African continent has led to a growing interest in Natural Language Processing, particularly for African languages which are typically low resource languages. This interest is manifesting in the form of national, regional, continental and even global collaborative efforts to build corpora, as well as the application of the aggregated corpora to various NLP tasks.

This workshop therefore has several aims:

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Speakers

Commitment to Diversity

We commit to ensuring at minimum 30% participation of women in the workshop agenda as well as a diverse representation of language researchers from across the African continent. All organisers are committed to diversity and inclusion efforts, being extremely involved efforts such as the Deep Learning Indaba and Women in Machine Learning and Data Science (WiML). AI4Dev have sponsored a limited number of travel and conference grants to provide to scholars across the African continent with contributed talks.