Amharic NLP - Introductions

This is the introduction thread for Amharic NLP practitioners.

Welcome! Please introduce yourself and let us know:

  • Your name, Github, Hugging Face, and/or Twitter handle
  • Your interest in Amharic NLP
  • Some projects you are working on or interested in starting
  • Any other languages that you speak, any personal interests, anything else really
1 Like

Name: Josiah Solomon, แ‹ฎแˆตแ‹ซแˆต แˆฐแˆˆแˆžแŠ•

Submitted Amharic support in spaCy: Add Amharic แŠ แˆ›แˆญแŠ› Language support by yosiasz ยท Pull Request #6583 ยท explosion/spaCy ยท GitHub

2 Likes

Amharic: A Morphologically Rich Language

Verb แˆ›แ‹ˆแ‰… (maweK - to know)
แŠ แ‹แ‰ƒแˆˆแˆ ( I know)
แ‰ณแ‹แ‰ƒแˆˆแˆ… (you know male)
แ‰ณแ‹แ‰‚แ‹ซแˆˆแˆฝ (you know female)
แ‹ซแ‹แ‰ƒแˆ (he knows)
แ‰ณแ‹แ‰ƒแˆˆแ‰ฝ (she knows)
แ‰ณแ‹แ‰ƒแˆ‹แ‰ฝแˆ (you know plural)
แŠฅแŠ“แ‹แ‰ƒแˆˆแŠ• (we know)
แ‹ซแ‹แ‰ƒแˆ‰ (they know, also used when referring to an older person)

1 Like

Hey @yosiasz, can you please add these examples to MRLs (Morphologically Rich Languages) NLP

1 Like

Hello, Israel Abebe (twitter.com/Israel_Abebe) here.

currently am training Amharic BERT With 3 million sentence example.
It would be nice if we release good pretrained model for it.

happy to collaborate.

2 Likes

it also includes geez แ‹•แ‰ แ‹ซ แˆˆแ‹ตแŠ•แŒแˆ แŠขแ‹ญแ‰ตแŠจแˆƒแˆ แˆˆแ‰ฐแŠแŒแˆฎ แŠฅแˆตแˆ˜ แŠฅแŒแ‹šแŠฅ แŠƒแˆจแ‹ซแก nice!