Publications
Authors:
  • Ken Beesley
Citation:
Fourth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2004, Lisbon, Portugal,
May 26-28
Abstract:
Computer programs that perform morphological analysis and generation are a useful bridge between language
resources, such as corpora, lexicons and printed grammars, and the overall field of natural language
processing, whcih includes tokenization, spelling checking, spelling correction, non-trivial dictionary lookup,
language teaching and comprehension assistance, part-of-speech disambiguation, syntactic parsing,
text-to-speech, speech recognition, and many other applications. This paper is an overview of morphological
analysis/generation using finite-state techniques, listing available software, showing how existing language
resources can be used in building and testing morphology systems, and explaining how root-guessing
morphological analyzers can help expand those resources by actively suggesting new roots that need to
added to the lexicon.
Year:
2004
Report number:
2004/026