Paper: Processing Mutations in Breton with Finite-State Transducers

ACL ID W14-4604
Title Processing Mutations in Breton with Finite-State Transducers
Venue Celtic Language Technology Workshop
Session
Year 2014
Authors

One characteristic feature of Celtic languages is mutation, i.e. the fact that the initial consonant of words may change according to the context. We provide a quick description of this linguistic phenomenon for Breton along with a formalization using finite state transducers. This approach allows an exact and compact description of mutations. The result can be used in various contexts, especially for spell checking and language teaching.