Semantic Domains in Akkadian Texts

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

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.
Effective start/end date01/09/201631/08/2020

Fields of Science

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