Design and Implementation of a System for Automatic Translation of IGALA to English Language

Authors(3) :-Sani Felix Ayegba, Musa Ugbedeojo, Negedu Philip

Languages apart from being a tool of communication are vehicles of value systems and cultural expression and are essential component of the living heritage of humanity. Some languages are currently in danger because its speakers have almost ceased to use it and also ceased to pass it on from one generation to the next. The shift to language of wider communication which is English language in Nigeria has resulted in most children of the Igala race being unable to speak Igala language, a situation which greatly hampers intergenerational transmission that is the means by which a language and culture is preserved. This situation has put Igala language in danger. The aim of this research is develop a language processor that can accept as input text in Igala language and automatically translate same to English language. The system was implemented with PHP running on Apache Webserver connected to MySQL database as a backend. The output of the system was tested on 250 randomly selected Igala texts using human method for evaluating Machine Translation system. An accuracy of 81.2% was obtained.

Authors and Affiliations

Sani Felix Ayegba
Department of Computer Science, Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi State, Nigeria
Musa Ugbedeojo
Department of Computer Science, Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi State, Nigeria
Negedu Philip
Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi State, Nigeria

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 3 | May-June 2016
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 212-216
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162325
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

Sani Felix Ayegba, Musa Ugbedeojo, Negedu Philip, " Design and Implementation of a System for Automatic Translation of IGALA to English Language", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.212-216, May-June-2016.
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