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09 Nov 2023

Welcome DSFSI Postdoc Dr Idris Abdulmumin

Welcome Dr Idris Abdulmumin to the Computer Science department at University of Pretoria. He is joining Data Science for Social Impact Research Group as a Postdoctoral Fellow through the ABSA UP Chair of Data Science.

30 May 2023

NSTF-South32 Awards 2022/2023 Finalist Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) Data Repository for South Africa project led by the Data Science for Social Impact (DSFSI) Research Group at University of Pretoria is a finalist for the NSTF-South32 Awards 2022/2023

31 Mar 2023

From Data Engineering to Natural Language Corpora - The DSFSI 2022/2023 Summer Internship

Richard Lastrucci and Isheanesu Dzingirai - The main focus was collection, processing and creation of parallel corpora in the 11 official languages of South Africa. We collected multilingual data by building web scrapers, we processed and cleaned this and other extracted data before performing sentence alignment to produce the parallel corpora. We also improved and documented Masakhane Web.

27 Jun 2022

[Publication] Improving the Predictive Power of Historical Consistent Neural Networks

Paper by Rockefeller Rockefeller, Bubacarr Bah, Vukosi Marivate, and Hans-Georg Zimmermann , *African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cape Town, South Africa; *Department of Mathematical Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa; Department of Computer Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa; Fraunhofer Society, 200703 Munich, Germany, Germany