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Title Universal Dependencies for Amharic
Authors Binyam Ephrem Seyoum, Yusuke Miyao and Baye Yimam Mekonnen
Abstract In this paper, we describe the process of creating an Amharic Dependency Treebank, which is the first attempt to introduce Universal Dependencies (UD) into Amharic. Amharic is a morphologically-rich and less-resourced language within the Semitic language family. In Amharic, an orthographic word may be bundled with information other than morphology. There are some clitics attached to major lexical categories with grammatical functions. We first explain the segmentation of clitics, which is problematic to retrieve from the orthographic word due to morpheme co-occurrence restriction, assimilation and ambiguity of the clitics. Then, we describe the annotation processes for POS tagging, morphological information and dependency relations. Based on this, we have created a Treebank of 1,096 sentences.
Topics Corpus (Creation, Annotation, Etc.), Other
Full paper Universal Dependencies for Amharic
Bibtex @InProceedings{SEYOUM18.565,
  author = {Binyam Ephrem Seyoum and Yusuke Miyao and Baye Yimam Mekonnen},
  title = "{Universal Dependencies for Amharic}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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