Name: Eden-Grace Muamba
Location: Alberta, Canada
University: University of Alberta
Timezone: UTC -7
I’m planning to start the ‘English-Swahili’ language pair.
Why Google and Apertium should sponsor it?
How and who will benefit from this project
African languages are poorly represented in Apertium.
1. Installed Apertium tools
2. Bootstrapped a new ‘swa-eng’ pair.(I decided not to use the already posted version because it lacked a lot of essential files)
3. Work in progress
Skills and qualifications
Ongoing major: first year Computer Science students with a minor in Statistics
Relevant technical skills: python(online data mining, inferential statistics, numpy, pandas, matplotlib), c++(proficient), sql(elementary), git(proficient), bash(proficient), html5/css3(advanced)
Work experience: as an intern created static and dynamic websites
Languages: French(native), English(native), Lingala(Fluent), Swahili(proficient), Tshiluba(proficient), Twi(elementary)
Traveling to Ontario for 5 days from June 29, but that will not affect my work. I’m committed to put it at least 40+ hours a week for the duration of the project.