Paper: Manually constructed context-free grammar for Myanmar syllable structure

ACL ID E12-3004
Title Manually constructed context-free grammar for Myanmar syllable structure
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2012
Authors

Myanmar language and script are unique and complex. Up to our knowledge, considerable amount of work has not yet been done in describing Myanmar script using formal language theory. This paper presents manually constructed context free grammar (CFG) with ?111? productions to describe the Myanmar Syllable Structure. We make our CFG in conformity with the properties of LL(1) grammar so that we can apply conventional parsing technique called predictive top-down parsing to identify Myanmar syllables. We present Myanmar syllable structure according to orthographic rules. We also discuss the preprocessing step called contraction for vowels and consonant conjuncts. We make LL (1) grammar in which ?1? does not mean exactly one character of lookahead for parsing because of the abov...