Paper: The Morphological Analysis Of Bahasa Malaysia

ACL ID C80-1088
Title The Morphological Analysis Of Bahasa Malaysia
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1980
Authors
  • Chang May See (University of Science Malaysia, Penang Malaysia)

This paper describes a model for the automated morphological analysis of Bahasa Malaysia (the Malay language) via the ATEF system, a component of the mechanical translation system known as ARIANE, which was developed by G.E.T.A. at Grenoble. This model serves two purposes, that is, to test the capability of handling Bahasa Malaysia morphological analysis using ATEF and also to provide a first working model. This grammar covers the three main morphological processes in Bahasa Malaysia analysis, that is, affixation, reduplication and compounding. Reduplication is the process whereby a base or some part of the base is repeated. There are three types of reduplication - proper, rhyming and chiming. Reduplication of nouns generally gives a semantic category of heterogeneity or indefinite plural ...