Paper: Automatic Compound Processing: Compound Splitting and Semantic Analysis for Afrikaans and Dutch

ACL ID W14-5703
Title Automatic Compound Processing: Compound Splitting and Semantic Analysis for Afrikaans and Dutch
Venue Computational Approaches to Compound Analysis
Session
Year 2014
Authors

Compounding, the process of combining several simplex words into a complex whole, is a pro- ductive process in a wide range of languages. In particular, concatenative compounding, in which the components are ?glued? together, leads to problems, for instance, in computational tools that rely on a predefined lexicon. Here we present the AuCoPro project, which focuses on compounding in the closely related languages Afrikaans and Dutch. The project consists of subprojects focusing on compound splitting (identifying the boundaries of the components) and compound semantics (identifying semantic relations between the components). We describe the developed datasets as well as results showing the effectiveness of the developed datasets.