Paper: A Finite State Approach To German Verb Morphology

ACL ID C88-1043
Title A Finite State Approach To German Verb Morphology
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
Authors

This paper presents a new, language independent model for analysis and generation of word forms based on Finite State Transducers (FSTs). It has been completely implemented on a PC and successfully tested with lexicons and rules cover- ing all of German verb morphology and the most interesting subsets of French and Spanish verbs as well. The linguistic databases consist of a'letter-tree structured lexicon with annc~ tated feature lists and a FST which is constructed from a set of morphophonological rules. These rewriting rules operate on complete words unlike other FST-based systems.