Paper: A Matrix Representation Of The Inflectional Forms Of Arabic Words: A Study Of Co-Occurrence Patterns

ACL ID C90-3090
Title A Matrix Representation Of The Inflectional Forms Of Arabic Words: A Study Of Co-Occurrence Patterns
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990
Authors

sequence of three letters, called a triliteral root. A proposed "Matrix" method for the representation of the inflectional paradigms of Arabic words is presented. This representation results in a classification of Arabic words into a tree structure (Fig(l)) whose leaves represent unique conjugational or derivational paradigms, each represented in the proposed "Matrix" form. A study of about 2,500 stems from a high frequency Arabic wordList due to Landau has revealed a systematic set of co-occurrence patterns for the encLitic pronouns of Arabic verbs and for the possessive pronouns attached to Arabic nouns. Each co-occurrence pattern represents a subcategorization frame that reflects the underlying semantic relationship. The key feature that distinguishes these semantic patterns has bee...