Paper: Finite-State Reduplication In One-Level Prosodic Morphology

ACL ID A00-2039
Title Finite-State Reduplication In One-Level Prosodic Morphology
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

Reduplication, a central instance of prosodic mor- phology, is particularly challenging for state-of- the-art computational morphology, since it involves copying of some part of a phonological string. In this paper I advocate a finite-state method that com- bines enriched lexical representations via intersec- tion to implement the copying. The proposal in- cludes a resource-conscious variant of automata and can benefit from the existence of lazy algorithms. Finally, the implementation of a complex case from Koasati is presented.