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Tiballi and indigenous language dagbanli

Small indigenous languages of the world are often spoken in regions where literacy rates are low and access to digital services is limited. Whereas voice information services could be useful for low literate speakers of these languages, written and audio data from these languages are hardly available. This paper presents a method for resourcing indigenous languages, with the aim to build targeted voice services based on
an automatic speech recognition system. The proposed method for data collection has been co-developed with native speakers of an indigenous language, dagbanli and validated in the field, through a case study in
northern Ghana.

Short conference paper by Antria Panayiotou, Francis Saa-Dittoh and Anna Bon, May 2023, will be presented (online) at the ICT4SD Conference August 2023 in Goa.