A production of Ipogia Skini



Supported by : the Ministry of education and cultural services of Cyprus



"ΑΠΟαποικιοΠΟΙΗΣΗ" concerns the publication of a poetry collection through the collaboration of 10 Greek Cypriot poets/prose writers and the GPT-2 artificial intelligence (NLP) model. According to its creators, the company OpenAI, this program has the ability to create new, synthetic text, predicting the next word, based on all previous words within a text. The poems that will be developed for publication will be in Cypriot Greek and will focus on the question "What defines a human being". In order to do that, we have been working on creating a Cypriot Greek Dataset by writing many texts in Cypriot Greek in a homogeneous way. Now, with the help of an autocorrector, we are ready to open the Dataset-creating process to the wider population in order to achieve a more diverse and a more inclusive corpus.



  • To adhere to high ethical standards by respecting copyrights in creating the Dataset

  • To provide an Open-Source Dataset in Cypriot Greek after the completion of our project

  • To contribute to the spreading of a more systematic homogeneous way of spelling Cypriot Greek

  • To contribute to the decolonisation of Cyprus

  • Through the presentation of the final outcome of the current project, the publication of the poetry collection we aim to open a dialogue about the role and the influence of artificial intelligence in our lives