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Enhanced Machine Learning Algorithm for Translation of English to Igbo Language

Received: Mar. 31, 2022    Accepted: Apr. 20, 2022    Published: May 12, 2022
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The research has designed a system that has done a morphological analysis of noun phrase and compound verb. Also, the system designed will translate a whole sentence indicating which words are noun and verb in it. Clustering was an unsupervised technique which was used to translate from English to Igbo language. In order to obtain our desired motives, object oriented analysis and design methodology were used. The system has been developed to make Igbo populaces to communicate well with most spoken English country along the global and strengthen the Igbo’s pole position in terms of research excellence. Furthermore, it will remove barriers to international trade that will keep Igbo small and medium companies from obtaining their complete economic standard by making ways into markets in other continents beyond our own. These goals lead us to develop a machine learning algorithm for translation of English into Igbo language. Machine learning algorithm for translation of English to Igbo language is the missing puzzle that will bring businesses to the people’s doorsteps. Besides, people that refused to acquire Igbo language are denying themselves pleasure of direct and unfiltered communication with others and thereby imprisoned themselves with the thrown of language.

DOI 10.11648/j.mlr.20220701.12
Published in Machine Learning Research ( Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2022 )
Page(s) 8-14
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Keywords

Machine Learning, Algorithm, Clustering, Igbo, English, Compound Verb, Noun Phrase, Translation

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  • Department of Computer Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

  • Department of Computer Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

  • Department of Computer Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

  • Department of Computer Science, Federal University Technology of Owerri, Owerri, Nigeria

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