Paper: Linguistic Problems In Multilingual Morphological Decomposition

ACL ID P84-1037
Title Linguistic Problems In Multilingual Morphological Decomposition
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1984

An algorithm for the morphological decomposition of words into morphemes is presented. The application area is information retrieval, and the purpose is to find morphologically related terms to a given search term. First, the parsing framework is presented, then several linguistic decisions are discussed: morpheme selection and segmentation, morpheme classes, morpheme grammar, allomorph handling, etc. Since the system works in several languages, language-specific phenomena are mentioned. I BAC~GRO~ I. Application domain In Information Retrieval (document retrieval), the usual way of searching documents is to use key words (descriptors). In most of the existent systems, these descriptors are extracted form the texts automatically and by no means standardised; this means that the searcher mu...