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Volume 26, Issue 2


Abstracting Suffixes: A Morphophonemic Approach to Polish Morphological Analysis

Amir Zeldes
Published Online: 2007-12-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ZFS.2007.023


This paper presents a morphophonology-based Item-and-Process approach to the finite-state lemmatization and morphological analysis of Polish. Unlike current text-based techniques, which search for all possible orthographic representations of Polish morphological suffixes, the multilevel phonological feature based algorithm presented here extracts morphophoneme arrays from graphemic word forms, allowing the extraction of abstract suffixes, independent of their surface representation. This makes it possible to use a simple mono-lemmatic dictionary, as well as to distinguish between homographic suffixes, and to carry out various phonological and morphological investigations using suffix fields in corpora.

Keywords: Slavic; Finite-state Morphology; Lemmatization; Tagging

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Received: 2007-01-30

Revised: 2007-04-13

Published Online: 2007-12-04

Published in Print: 2007-11-20

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 347–370, ISSN (Online) 1613-3706, ISSN (Print) 0721-9067, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ZFS.2007.023.

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