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Title:
Proto-Indo-European Lexicon: The Generative Etymological Dictionary of Indo-European Languages
Author:
Jouna Pyysalo: Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki, Finland
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2017
Conference:
Proceedings of the 21st Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, NoDaLiDa, 22-24 May 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden
Issue:
131
Article no.:
034
Pages:
259-262
No. of pages:
4
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Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2017-05-08
ISBN:
978-91-7685-601-7
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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Proto-Indo-European Lexicon (PIE Lexicon) is the generative etymological dictionary of Indo-European languages. The reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European (PIE) is obtained by applying the comparative method, the output of which equals the Indo-European (IE) data. Due to this the Indo-European sound laws leading from PIE to IE, revised in Pyysalo 2013, can be coded using Finite-State Transducers (FST). For this purpose the foma finite-state compiler by Mans Hulden (2009) has been chosen in PIE Lexicon. At this point PIE Lexicon generates data of some 120 Indo-European languages with an accuracy rate of over 99% and is therefore the first dictionary in the world capable of generating (predicting) its data entries by means of digitized sound laws.

Proceedings of the 21st Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, NoDaLiDa, 22-24 May 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden

Author:
Jouna Pyysalo
Title:
Proto-Indo-European Lexicon: The Generative Etymological Dictionary of Indo-European Languages
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Proceedings of the 21st Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, NoDaLiDa, 22-24 May 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden

Author:
Jouna Pyysalo
Title:
Proto-Indo-European Lexicon: The Generative Etymological Dictionary of Indo-European Languages
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