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Next word prediction based on the N-gram model for Kurdish Sorani and Kurmanji
  • Hozan K. Hamarashid ,
  • Soran A. Saeed ,
  • Tarik A. Rashid
Hozan K. Hamarashid
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Soran A. Saeed
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Tarik A. Rashid
University of Kurdistan Hewler

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Next word prediction is an input technology that simplifies the process of typing by suggesting the next word to a user to select, as typing in a conversation consumes time. A few previous studies have focused on the Kurdish language, including the use of next word prediction. However, the lack of a Kurdish text corpus presents a challenge. Moreover, the lack of a sufficient number of N-grams for the Kurdish language, for instance, five grams, is the reason for the rare use of next Kurdish word prediction. Furthermore, the improper display of several Kurdish letters in the Rstudio software is another problem. This paper provides a Kurdish corpus, creates five, and presents a unique research work on next word prediction for Kurdish Sorani and Kurmanji. The N-gram model has been used for next word prediction to reduce the amount of time while typing in the Kurdish language. In addition, little work has been conducted on next Kurdish word prediction; thus, the N-gram model is utilized to suggest text accurately. To do so, R programming and RStudio are used to build the application. The model is 96.3% accurate.
May 2021Published in Neural Computing and Applications volume 33 issue 9 on pages 4547-4566. 10.1007/s00521-020-05245-3