Paper: Panel: The State Of The Art In Thai Language Processing

ACL ID P00-1078
Title Panel: The State Of The Art In Thai Language Processing
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

This paper reviews the current state of tec h - nology and research progress in the Thai language processing. It resumes the chara c - teristics of the Thai language and the a p - proaches to overcome the difficulties in each processing task. 1 Some Problematic Issues in the Thai Processing It is obvious that the most fundamental semantic unit in a language is the word . Words are e x - plicitly identified in those languages with word boundaries. In Thai, there is no word boundary. Thai words are implicitly recognized and in many cases, they depend on the individual judgement. This causes a lot of difficulties in the Thai language processing. To illustrate the problem, we employed a classic English exa m - ple. The segmentation of “ GODISNOWHERE ”. No. Segmentation Meaning (1) God is n...