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Title:
The Seemingly (Un)systematic Linking Element in Danish
Author:
Sidsel Boldsen: Centre for Language Technology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Manex Agirrezabal: Centre for Language Technology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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Year:
2019
Conference:
NEAL Proceedings of the 22nd Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa), September 30 - October 2, Turku, Finland
Issue:
167
Article no.:
044
Pages:
376--380
No. of pages:
5
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2019-10-02
ISBN:
978-91-7929-995-8
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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The use of a linking element between compound members is a common phenomenon in Germanic languages. Still, the exact use and conditioning of such elements is a disputed topic in linguistics. In this paper we address the issue of predicting the use of linking elements in Danish. Following previous research that shows how the choice of linking element might be conditioned by phonology, we frame the problem as a language modeling task: Considering the linking elements -s/-? the problem becomes predicting what is most probable to encounter next, a syllable boundary or the joining element, s. We show that training a language model on this task reaches an accuracy of 94 %, and in the case of an unsupervised model, the accuracy reaches 80 %.

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NEAL Proceedings of the 22nd Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa), September 30 - October 2, Turku, Finland

Author:
Sidsel Boldsen, Manex Agirrezabal
Title:
The Seemingly (Un)systematic Linking Element in Danish
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NEAL Proceedings of the 22nd Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa), September 30 - October 2, Turku, Finland

Author:
Sidsel Boldsen, Manex Agirrezabal
Title:
The Seemingly (Un)systematic Linking Element in Danish
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