Paper: Rapid Development Of Morphological Descriptions For Full Language Processing Systems

ACL ID E95-1028
Title Rapid Development Of Morphological Descriptions For Full Language Processing Systems
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1995
Authors

I describe a compiler and development environment for feature-augmented two- level morphology rules integrated into a full NLP system. The compiler is optimized for a class of languages in- cluding many or most European ones, and for rapid development and debug- ging of descriptions of new languages. The key design decision is to compose morphophonological and morphosyntac- tic information, but not the lexicon, when compiling the description. This results in typical compilation times of about a minute, and has allowed a rea- sonably full, feature-based description of French inflectional morphology to be de- veloped in about a month by a linguist new to the system.