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Computational Nonlinear Morphology : With Emphasis on Semitic Languages - George Anton Kiraz

Computational Nonlinear Morphology

With Emphasis on Semitic Languages

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Published: 1st December 2001
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By the late 1970s phonologists, and later morphologists, had departed from a linear approach for describing morphophonological operations to a nonlinear one. Computational models, however, remain faithful to the linear model, making it very difficult, if not impossible, to implement the morphology of languages whose morphology is nonconcatenative. Computational Nonlinear Morphology aims at presenting a computational system that counters the development in linguistics. It provides a detailed computational analysis of the complex morphophonological phenomena found in Semitic languages based on linguistically motivated models. The book outlines a new generalized regular rewrite rule system that employs multi-tape finite-state automata to cater for root-and-pattern morphology, infixation, circumfixation and other complex operations such as the broken plural derivation problem found in Arabic and Ethiopic.

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Preface
Abbreviations and acronyms
Transliteration of Semitic
Errata and corrigenda
Introduction
Survey of semitic nonlinear morphology
Survey of finite-state morphology
Survey of semitic computational morphology
A multitier nonlinear model
Modeling semitic nonlinear morphology
Compiliation into multitape automata
Conclusion
References
Quotation credits
Language, word, and morpheme index
Name index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521631969
ISBN-10: 0521631963
Series: Studies in Natural Language Processing
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 171
Published: 1st December 2001
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.14 x 15.67  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.43