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SALAMA -  Swahili Language Manager


SALAMA is a computational system facilitating many kinds of applications based on written Swahili text. The acronym SALAMA is also a real word in Swahili and Finnish. In Swahili it means peace and security. In Finnish it means lightning during thunderstorm. Both meanings apply also to this system. It is safe to operate with, and it is also fast.

SALAMA has been under development since 1985 .

More information on SALAMA under the links below.

A series of technical reports gives an overview of the ongoing development of SALAMA.

General info | For users | Dictionary compilation  | Machine translation | Language learning | Tone marking | Two phase method | Was used for | Future plans | Technical reports


Prof. Arvi Hurskainen, University of Helsinki S.S. Sewangi, Institute of Kiswahili Research Janet Ng'ang'a, University of Helsinki
Prof. Arvi Hurskainen, University of Helsinki, director of the project. arvi.hurskainen at helsinki.fi
Dr. S.S. Sewangi, Institute of Kiswahili Research, Univ. of Dar-es-Salaam, expert in domain-specific dictionary compilation.
sewangi at hotmail.com

Dr. Wanjiku Ng'ang'a, University of Nairobi, expert in machine learning and translation, especially in sematic disambiguation. j.w.nganga.98 at cantab.net