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IXAmBERT: Good news for languages with few resources!

Good news for languages with few resources! Pre-trained Basque monolingual and multilingual language models have proven to be very useful in NLP tasks for Basque! Even they have been created with a 500 times smaller corpus than the English one and with a 80 times smaller wikipedia.


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Eloína Miyares, the mother of the Cuban Basic School Dictionary

Eloína Miyares Bermúdez died on July 26 in Santiago de Cuba. She was the linguist who led the creation of the Diccionario Básico Escolar / Cuban Basic School Dictionary . See and consult here its electronic version .

She created with Vitelio Ruiz Hernández a new method to teach orthography and pronunciation at school. […]

10.000 downloads for Mitzuli translator app

Do you have Mitzuli app on your Android phone? This app allows you to translate text, audio and images between 50 language pairs, it’s free and… it was created by Mikel Artetxe, a member of IXA Group and student in our HAP-LAP master’s programme!

And now it has more than 10.000 downloads, in one month! […]

The Basque WordNet semantic dictionary is a “public resource” now

Machines need computing tools that are more powerful than conventional dictionaries for tasks like information extraction, disambiguation of word meanings, etc. This is in fact the function of the Euskal WordNet application —developed by the IXA Group (UPV/EHU)— which can already be consulted and downloaded free of charge.

This is the first Lexical Knowledge Base […]

The Basque Language in the digital age (META-NET White Paper)

META-NET is a Network of Excellence (consisting of 60 research centres from 34 countries) dedicated to building the technological foundations of a multilingual European information society.

The META-NET Language White Paper Series “Languages in the European Information Society” reports on the state of each European language with respect to Language Technology and explains the most […]

Arbel digitala: a tool for writing verses in Basque is on line

Three members of the IXA Group (Manex Agirrezabal, Bertol Arrieta and Iñaki Alegria), in collaboration with the Association of Friends of Bertsolaritza (AFB, Bertsozale Elkartea) have developed a new product named Arbel digitala to train verse-makers, including language technology tools and verse-making. This new product was presented last January in the Koldo Mitxelena Library […]