Paper: An Etymological Approach to Cross-Language Orthographic Similarity. Application on Romanian

ACL ID D14-1112
Title An Etymological Approach to Cross-Language Orthographic Similarity. Application on Romanian
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

In this paper we propose a computational method for determining the orthographic similarity between Romanian and related languages. We account for etymons and cognates and we investigate not only the number of related words, but also their forms, quantifying orthographic similari- ties. The method we propose is adaptable to any language, as far as resources are available.