Paper: Knowledge Engineering Approach To Morphological Analysis

ACL ID E83-1008
Title Knowledge Engineering Approach To Morphological Analysis
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1983
Authors

Finnish is a highly inflectional language. A verb can have over ten thousand different surface forms - nominals slightly fewer. Consequently, a morphological analyzer is an important component of a system aiming at "understanding" Finnish. This paper briefly describes our rule-based heu- ristic analyzer for Finnish nominal and verb forms. Our tests have shown it to be quite efficient: the analysis of a Finnish word in a running text takes an average of 15 ms of DEC 20 CPU-time.