Annotated Amharic Corpora

  • Pavel Rychlý
  • Vít Suchomel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9924)


Amharic is one of under-resourced languages. The paper presents two text corpora. The first one is a substantially cleaned version of existing morphologically annotated WIC Corpus (210,000 words). The second one is the largest Amharic text corpus (17 million words). It was created from Web pages automatically crawled in 2013, 2015 and 2016. It is part-of-speech annotated by a tagger trained and evaluated on the WIC Corpus.


Text Corpus Parallel Corpus Annotate Corpus Final Cleaning Vowel Pair 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



We would like to thank Dr. Derib Ado Jekale from Department of Linguistics, Addis Ababa University for checking seed bigrams of Amharic words, translating key words of the corpus comparison and answering questions about Amharic.

This work has been partly supported by the Grant Agency of CR within the project 15-13277S. The research leading to these results has received funding from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009–2014 and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports under Project Contract no. MSMT-28477/2014 within the HaBiT Project 7F14047.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NLP Centre, Faculty of InformaticsMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

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