Towards a bilingual SMS parser for HIV and AIDS information retrieval in Botswana

G. Anderson, S. D. Asare, Y. Ayalew, D. Garg, B. Gopolang, A. Masizana-Katongo, O. Mogotlhwane, D. Mpoeleng, H. O. Nyongesa

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Integrated Health Information System through Mobile Telephony (IHISM) is a project carried out by Computer Science department at the University of Botswana. The main objective of the research project is to develop an integrated health care information service which will provide access to a variety of HIV AND AIDS related information for different users. The aim of this paper is to analyze the use of SMSs as an information access technology in a multilingual environment such as Botswana. The main focus is the analysis of the users' language in constructing SMSs to retrieve information from the IHISM information service. The results acquired in this work give a good lead towards designing the most appropriate bilingual natural language parser. The analysis, carried out on a sample of 1,600 SMS queries (800 English, 800 Setswana), would support the way parsing techniques could best hypothesize as accurately as possible the SMS question being asked.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2007 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2007
    Pages329-333
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event2007 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2007 - Bangalore, India
    Duration: Dec 15 2007Dec 16 2007

    Other

    Other2007 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2007
    CountryIndia
    CityBangalore
    Period12/15/0712/16/07

    Fingerprint

    SMS
    Botswana
    Information services
    Information retrieval
    information retrieval
    AIDS
    Information systems
    Health
    health information
    information service
    Health care
    Computer science
    information system
    language
    computer science
    research project
    health care

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Information Systems
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Social Sciences(all)

    Cite this

    Anderson, G., Asare, S. D., Ayalew, Y., Garg, D., Gopolang, B., Masizana-Katongo, A., ... Nyongesa, H. O. (2007). Towards a bilingual SMS parser for HIV and AIDS information retrieval in Botswana. In 2007 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2007 (pp. 329-333). [4937420] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTD.2007.4937420
    Anderson, G. ; Asare, S. D. ; Ayalew, Y. ; Garg, D. ; Gopolang, B. ; Masizana-Katongo, A. ; Mogotlhwane, O. ; Mpoeleng, D. ; Nyongesa, H. O. / Towards a bilingual SMS parser for HIV and AIDS information retrieval in Botswana. 2007 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2007. 2007. pp. 329-333
    @inproceedings{99301b3663dd4331bf299a905dd63a80,
    title = "Towards a bilingual SMS parser for HIV and AIDS information retrieval in Botswana",
    abstract = "Integrated Health Information System through Mobile Telephony (IHISM) is a project carried out by Computer Science department at the University of Botswana. The main objective of the research project is to develop an integrated health care information service which will provide access to a variety of HIV AND AIDS related information for different users. The aim of this paper is to analyze the use of SMSs as an information access technology in a multilingual environment such as Botswana. The main focus is the analysis of the users' language in constructing SMSs to retrieve information from the IHISM information service. The results acquired in this work give a good lead towards designing the most appropriate bilingual natural language parser. The analysis, carried out on a sample of 1,600 SMS queries (800 English, 800 Setswana), would support the way parsing techniques could best hypothesize as accurately as possible the SMS question being asked.",
    author = "G. Anderson and Asare, {S. D.} and Y. Ayalew and D. Garg and B. Gopolang and A. Masizana-Katongo and O. Mogotlhwane and D. Mpoeleng and Nyongesa, {H. O.}",
    year = "2007",
    doi = "10.1109/ICTD.2007.4937420",
    language = "English",
    isbn = "9781424419906",
    pages = "329--333",
    booktitle = "2007 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2007",

    }

    Anderson, G, Asare, SD, Ayalew, Y, Garg, D, Gopolang, B, Masizana-Katongo, A, Mogotlhwane, O, Mpoeleng, D & Nyongesa, HO 2007, Towards a bilingual SMS parser for HIV and AIDS information retrieval in Botswana. in 2007 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2007., 4937420, pp. 329-333, 2007 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2007, Bangalore, India, 12/15/07. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTD.2007.4937420

    Towards a bilingual SMS parser for HIV and AIDS information retrieval in Botswana. / Anderson, G.; Asare, S. D.; Ayalew, Y.; Garg, D.; Gopolang, B.; Masizana-Katongo, A.; Mogotlhwane, O.; Mpoeleng, D.; Nyongesa, H. O.

    2007 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2007. 2007. p. 329-333 4937420.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    TY - GEN

    T1 - Towards a bilingual SMS parser for HIV and AIDS information retrieval in Botswana

    AU - Anderson, G.

    AU - Asare, S. D.

    AU - Ayalew, Y.

    AU - Garg, D.

    AU - Gopolang, B.

    AU - Masizana-Katongo, A.

    AU - Mogotlhwane, O.

    AU - Mpoeleng, D.

    AU - Nyongesa, H. O.

    PY - 2007

    Y1 - 2007

    N2 - Integrated Health Information System through Mobile Telephony (IHISM) is a project carried out by Computer Science department at the University of Botswana. The main objective of the research project is to develop an integrated health care information service which will provide access to a variety of HIV AND AIDS related information for different users. The aim of this paper is to analyze the use of SMSs as an information access technology in a multilingual environment such as Botswana. The main focus is the analysis of the users' language in constructing SMSs to retrieve information from the IHISM information service. The results acquired in this work give a good lead towards designing the most appropriate bilingual natural language parser. The analysis, carried out on a sample of 1,600 SMS queries (800 English, 800 Setswana), would support the way parsing techniques could best hypothesize as accurately as possible the SMS question being asked.

    AB - Integrated Health Information System through Mobile Telephony (IHISM) is a project carried out by Computer Science department at the University of Botswana. The main objective of the research project is to develop an integrated health care information service which will provide access to a variety of HIV AND AIDS related information for different users. The aim of this paper is to analyze the use of SMSs as an information access technology in a multilingual environment such as Botswana. The main focus is the analysis of the users' language in constructing SMSs to retrieve information from the IHISM information service. The results acquired in this work give a good lead towards designing the most appropriate bilingual natural language parser. The analysis, carried out on a sample of 1,600 SMS queries (800 English, 800 Setswana), would support the way parsing techniques could best hypothesize as accurately as possible the SMS question being asked.

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=67650567909&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=67650567909&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    U2 - 10.1109/ICTD.2007.4937420

    DO - 10.1109/ICTD.2007.4937420

    M3 - Conference contribution

    SN - 9781424419906

    SP - 329

    EP - 333

    BT - 2007 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2007

    ER -

    Anderson G, Asare SD, Ayalew Y, Garg D, Gopolang B, Masizana-Katongo A et al. Towards a bilingual SMS parser for HIV and AIDS information retrieval in Botswana. In 2007 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2007. 2007. p. 329-333. 4937420 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTD.2007.4937420