Semantic Domains in Akkadian Texts

Project Details

Description

The "Semantic Domains in Akkadian Texts" project (funded by the Academy of Finland in 2016–2020) aims at enhancing the understanding of the Akkadian language by generating contextual semantic domains for Akkadian lexemes. Quantitative methods from language technology, especially word sense induction, are used to analyse an electronic corpus of Akkadian texts. The text corpus used in the project is primarily derived from Oracc (The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus), the number of available texts being roughly ten thousand. The project also aims at developing language technological methods and software tools which can be employed to other extinct languages or small and fragmented text corpora. The methods and software tools developed in the project will be made available online.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/09/201631/08/2020

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • Language technology
  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Assyriology

Projects

Deep Learning and Semantic domains in Akkadian texts

Svärd, S. & Sahala, A.

Helsingin yliopisto

01/01/201731/12/2020

Project: University of Helsinki Three-Year Research Project

Research Output

Babylonialainen kronikka Nebukadnessar II:n valtakaudelta

Alstola, T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Tekstejä babylonialais- ja persialaisajan Lähi-idästä. Töyräänvuori, J. & Valkama, K. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomen eksegeettinen seura, (Suomen Eksegeettisen Seuran julkaisuja; vol. 119).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Fear in Akkadian Texts: New Digital Perspectives on Lexical Semantics

Svärd, S., Alstola, T., Jauhiainen, H., Sahala, A. & Linden, K., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Expression of Emotions in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Hsu, S-W. & Llop-Raduà, J. (eds.). Leiden: Brill

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Johdanto nuolenpääteksteihin

Alstola, T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Tekstejä babylonialais- ja persialaisajan Lähi-idästä. Töyräänvuori, J. & Valkama, K. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomen eksegeettinen seura, (Suomen Eksegeettisen Seuran julkaisuja; vol. 119).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Activities

Construction of Identities and late Mesopotamian archives (after 539 BCE)

Tero Alstola (Speaker: Presenter)

12 Mar 202013 Mar 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Public lecture ”Miten yhteiskunnat saivat alkunsa? Kulttuurimme juuret muinaisessa Lähi-idässä”

Tero Alstola (Speaker: Presenter)

27 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Neo-Assyrian Social Networks: Work in Progress

Heidi Jauhiainen (Speaker)

27 Aug 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Babylon – synnin, paheiden ja Hammurabin kaupunki

Tero Alstola

16/01/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media