Paper: Formalisms For Morphographemic Description

ACL ID E87-1003
Title Formalisms For Morphographemic Description
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987

Recently there has been some interest in rule for- maltsms for describing morphologically significant regularities in orthography of words, largely influenced by the work of Koskenniemi. Varioue implementationa of these rules are possible, but there are some weaknesses in the formalism as it stands. An alternative specification formalism is possible which solves some of the problems. This new formalism can be viewed as a variant of the "pure'" Koskenniemi model with certain con- etraints relaxed. The new formalism has particu- lar advantages for multiple cheLracter changes. An interpreter has been implemented for the formal- ism and a significant subset of EngLish morphogra- phenfice has been described, but it has yet to be used for describing other languages. Background This paper describ...