I joined the UKH academic staff in 2007, after having more than 17 years of experience in the software industry. During my career in the industry, I maintained my relationship with higher education through providing seminars and engagement in occasional teaching at the universities.
I started working as a programmer and undertook different positions as the software designer, database designer, senior analyst, project manager, software quality auditor, and senior IT consultant during my carrier in the software industry. I worked on numerous projects with a variety of themes extending from the commercial software development for large statewide enterprises to machine translation projects, on the one side, and from the implementation of Software Quality Management (SQM) schemes to the adaptation of software solution and development frameworks (e.g., MSF and RUP), on the other side.
I hold a PhD degree in Computer Science. Primarily, I am interested in research in Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics focusing on the Kurdish language. To focus on this topic, I have founded the Kurdish BLARK (https://kurdishblark.github.io/). Additionally, I work on Machine Learning, Big Data, and Software Engineering processes as well. I am a member of ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics).
- - PhD Computer Science
- - MSc
- - BSc
|IDREES, S, and HASSANI. H. 2021. "Exploiting Script Similarities to Compensate for the Large Amount of Data in Training Tesseract LSTM: Towards Kurdish OCR" Applied Sciences 11, no. 20: 9752. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11209752|
|AHMADI, S. and HASSANI, H. and ABEDI, k., 2020, May. A Corpus of the Sorani Kurdish Folkloric Lyrics. In Proceedings of the LREC 2020 1st Joint SLTU and CCURL Workshop (SLTU-CCURL 2020) (pp. 330-335).|
|KAMAL, Z. and HASSANI, H., 2020, May. Towards Kurdish Text to Sign Translation. In Proceedings of LREC 2020 9th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages:Sign Language Resources in the Service of the Language Community, Technological Challenges and Application Perspectives (pp. 117-122).|
|ABDULRAHMAN, R. and HASSANI, H., 2020, April. Using Punkt for Sentence Segmentation in non-Latin Scripts: Experiments on Kurdish (Sorani) Texts. In Proceedings of the AfricaNLP Workshop at ICLR 2020 conference.|
|AHMADI, S., HASSANI, H. and McCRAE, J.P., 2019. Towards electronic lexicography for the Kurdish language. Language Resources and Evaluation, Proceedings of the eLex 2019 conference, (pp. 881-906).|
- - Assistant Professor
- - Software Quality Auditor
- - Six Thinking Hats Instructor