Welcome to Sina Ahmadi's Personal Page

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher affiliated with Prof. Rico Sennrich’s group at the Department of Computational Linguistics at University of Zurich. My primary research focuses on leveraging language technology to assist languages with constrained digital resources, with an emphasis on adapting current natural language processing approaches and existing resources for less-resourced languages. Prior to this position, I conducted research on the same theme at Dr. Antonios Anastasopoulos’s group within the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University.

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Recent Posts

A Minimalistic Guide to Clusters (and SLURM)

28 Jan 2023
SLURM Tutorial
In the previous lab where I used to work, I used to manage training neural network models on a GPU server without any job scheduler. ssh, create a virtual environment in Python and train in a screen! That simple. I have recently changed my lab and suddenly, found myself working with a cluster requiring considerably more preparation to train models. However, as I gradually learnt more about it, it became clearer that it is actually...

SPARQL query generator for lexicographical data

04 Oct 2021
SPARQL Linked Data Lexicography
✴️ This project is moved to https://sinaahmadi.github.io/SPARQLify/! Following one of my previous posts on the 10 basic but essential SPARQL queries for lexicographical data on Wikidata, I decided to create a simple SPARQL query generator that helps non-experts get more familiar with SPARQL and also, create queries to look up words in Wikidata and Dbnary quickly on their endpoints (Wikidata’s endpoint, Dbnary’s endpoint). Please note that the translation option is only available for headwords. Also,...