Tero Alstola


Language and Dialect Identification of Cuneiform Texts
Tommi Jauhiainen | Heidi Jauhiainen | Tero Alstola | Krister Lindén
Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on NLP for Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects

This article introduces a corpus of cuneiform texts from which the dataset for the use of the Cuneiform Language Identification (CLI) 2019 shared task was derived as well as some preliminary language identification experiments conducted using that corpus. We also describe the CLI dataset and how it was derived from the corpus. In addition, we provide some baseline language identification results using the CLI dataset. To the best of our knowledge, the experiments detailed here represent the first time that automatic language identification methods have been used on cuneiform data.