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Tag: Data analysis

Blog 20 September 2017

Computational linguistics at AVF: Two interns share their experiences

This summer, Africa’s Voices was lucky to have two computational linguistics interns join our team. Gladys Tyen built on a web-app..

Blog 25 August 2017

Introducing CODA: A tool for data analysis

To draw meaningful insights from thousands of text messages in low-resource languages is difficult. To tackle this challenge, we’ve collaborated..

News 21 July 2017

Data Science Africa 2017: Machine learning for targeted communication in emergencies

Africa’s Voices researcher, Rita Zagoni, recently attended ‘Data Science Africa 2017’ in Arusha, Tanzania. The conference aims to encourage African..

Blog 7 June 2017

In the shadow of digital culture: Reflections on the ICT4D conference 2017

The ICT4D Conference is one of the biggest annual events that brings together a motley crew of public, private, and..

Blog 9 March 2017

Is usability testing worth it?

Dr Jeunese Payne is a Psychologist and Researcher at Africa’ Voices, responsible for evaluating bespoke research tools and software, and training..

Blog 8 July 2016

Video: Our solutions to the challenges of citizen-generated data

On Monday 27 June, Africa’s Voices presented how we overcome three common challenges that many organisations working with citizen-generated data..

Blog 22 March 2016

Getting data protection right

At Africa’s Voices, we deal with unstructured digital data from diverse and often marginalised members of East African societies. We..

Blog 23 October 2015

How not to lose unique voices in big data

Kavita Ramakrishnan, an Africa’s Voices researcher, helped Well Told Story to analyse thousands of text messages that the Kenyan media company had received from..

Blog 14 July 2015

Video: How Africa’s Voices makes sense of skewed data

Interactive radio allows for new voices to be amplified across Africa. But, how can we listen carefully and make sense of these..