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Title:
Morphological analysis with limited resources: Latvian example
Author:
Pēteris Paikens: University of Latvia, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, Latvia Laura Rituma: University of Latvia, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, Latvia Lauma Pretkalnina: University of Latvia, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, Latvia
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2013
Conference:
Proceedings of the 19th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2013); May 22-24; 2013; Oslo University; Norway. NEALT Proceedings Series 16
Issue:
085
Article no.:
024
Pages:
267-277
No. of pages:
11
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2013-05-17
ISBN:
978-91-7519-589-6
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
NEALT Proceedings Series
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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We describe an approach for morphological analysis combining a rule-based word level morphological analyzer with statistical tagging; detailing its application to Latvian language. Latvian is a highly inflective Indo-European language with a rich morphology.

The tools described here include an implementation of Latvian inflectional paradigms; a morphological analysis tool with a guessing module for out-of-vocabulary words; and a statistical POS/morphology tagger for disambiguation of multiple analysis possibilities. Currently achieved accuracy with a training set of only ~40 000 words is 97.9% for part of speech tagging and 93.6% for the full morphological feature tag set; which is better than any previously publicly available taggers for Latvian.

We also describe the construction and methodology of the necessary linguistic resources – a morphological dictionary and an annotated morphological corpus; and evaluate the effect of resource size on analysis accuracy; showing what results can be achieved with limited linguistic resources.

Keywords: Morphology; inflective language; POS tagging; Latvian language; morphological corpus

Proceedings of the 19th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2013); May 22-24; 2013; Oslo University; Norway. NEALT Proceedings Series 16

Author:
Pēteris Paikens, Laura Rituma, Lauma Pretkalnina
Title:
Morphological analysis with limited resources: Latvian example
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Proceedings of the 19th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2013); May 22-24; 2013; Oslo University; Norway. NEALT Proceedings Series 16

Author:
Pēteris Paikens, Laura Rituma, Lauma Pretkalnina
Title:
Morphological analysis with limited resources: Latvian example
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