Paper: Language Independent Morphological Analysis

ACL ID A00-1032
Title Language Independent Morphological Analysis
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000

This paper proposes a framework of language inde- pendent morphological analysis and mainly concen- trate on tokenization, the first process of morpholog- ical analysis. Although tokenization is usually not regarded as a difficult task in most segmented lan- guages such as English, there are a number of prob- lems in achieving precise treatment of lexical entries. We first introduce the concept of morpho-fragments, which are intermediate units between characters and lexical entries. We describe our approach to resolve problems arising in tokenization so as to attain a language independent morphological analyzer.