Paper: Acquistion of the Morphological Structure of the Lexicon Based on Lexical Similarity and Formal Analogy

ACL ID W08-2001
Title Acquistion of the Morphological Structure of the Lexicon Based on Lexical Similarity and Formal Analogy
Venue Coling 2008: Proceedings of the workshop on Speech Processing for Safety Critical Translation and Pervasive Applications
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Year 2008
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The paper presents a computational model aiming at making the morphological struc- ture of the lexicon emerge from the for- mal and semantic regularities of the words it contains. The model is purely lexeme- based. The proposed morphological struc- ture consists of (1) binary relations that connect each headword with words that are morphologically related, and especially with the members of its morphological family and its derivational series, and of (2) the analogies that hold between the words. The model has been tested on the lexicon of French using the TLFi machine readable dictionary. 1 Lexeme-based morphology Morphology is traditionally considered to be the field of linguistics that studies the structure of words. In this conception, words are made of morphemes which combine accordin...