Research interests

Low-ressources languages, African languages, kinyarwanda nlp, voice technology

Team members 9

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Welcome to the Mbaza NLP Community!

We are a community working on Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Kinyarwanda and other low-resource languages. For example, we are working on Kinyarwanda automatic speech recognition (ASR, also known as Speech-to-Text, STT), Text-to-Speech (TTS), and semantic chatbots.

The code, models and datasets will be shared soon on GitHub and/or Hugging Face.

Vision Mission
Sustainable community rooted in partnership, extending on pre-existing open packages to create inclusive NLP solutions for Kinyarwanda and other low-resource languages Foster the use of NLP and AI, to implement innovative use cases in Rwanda and the East Africa region

What's in it for me?

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How to get started

First of all, join our Slack channel!

There, you will find information on our activities, such as the next meetup, as well as support if you have any questions.

Also, we invite you to start hacking - fork our repositories, play with our models, or download our datasets.

Background information

The community builds on the technology developed for the Mbaza COVID-19 Chatbot by a consortium of partners including GIZ, Digital Umuganda, Arxia, Mozilla and RISA. This technology is now made freely available to the community to continue the development on the technology and to use it for exciting new use cases.