Paper: Psycholinguistically Motivated Computational Models on the Organization and Processing of Morphologically Complex Words

ACL ID P13-3018
Title Psycholinguistically Motivated Computational Models on the Organization and Processing of Morphologically Complex Words
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2013
Authors

In this work we present psycholinguisti- cally motivated computational models for the organization and processing of Ban- gla morphologically complex words in the mental lexicon. Our goal is to identify whether morphologically complex words are stored as a whole or are they orga- nized along the morphological line. For this, we have conducted a series of psy- cholinguistic experiments to build up hy- pothesis on the possible organizational structure of the mental lexicon. Next, we develop computational models based on the collected dataset. We observed that derivationally suffixed Bangla words are in general decomposed during processing and compositionality between the stem and the suffix plays an important role in the decomposition process. We observed the same phenomena for...