Despite Hausa language being the second most spoken language in Africa and 27th in the world, there are no language resources for Hausa natural language processing (NLP). We are open source community aim to promote HausaNLP by developing Hausa language resources, promote HausaNLP research, and collaboration among relevant stakeholders.
The HausaNLP proposal called SentiNaija is one of the selected projects in the Lacuna Language 2020 Awards, an action promoted by Lacuna Fund, the first collaborative initiative in the world dedicated to providing the resources that data scientists, researchers, and social entrepreneurs need to produce labelled datasets in order to address the main issues within their communities.
Introduction Sentiment analysis (SA) is one of the most trending research areas in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Sentiment analysis is a technique used to identify the sentiments contained in natural language, which is mostly shared on social media platforms.