I am a Research Associate at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Ireland, Galway, working in the Unit for Natural Language Processing (UNLP). I am also a PhD student at the University of South Africa (UNISA) under the supervision of Prof. Laurette Pretorius and Dr. Paul Buitelaar. My current topic of research is the use of semantic technology in translation memory systems.
I obtained the degrees B.Sc. and B.Sc. (Hons) in computer science at the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), now part of the University of Johannesburg. I obtained the degree M.Sc. (Computer Science) at the University of Johannesburg in the area of parallel solutions in discrete optimisation. My supervisor was Prof. THC Smith.
I worked for a number of years at Translate.org.za on language technology, specifically in the area of tools for computer aided translation and translation management. I’m involved as a software localiser in several Free/Open Source projects, and wrote some guides and a book on the topic of FOSS localisation.
I am currently serving as the director for the African Network for Localisation.