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Computational Nonlinear Morphology

Computational Nonlinear Morphology
With Emphasis on Semitic Languages

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Part of Studies in Natural Language Processing

  • Date Published: December 2001
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521631969

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  • By the late 1970s, phonologists, and later morphologists, had departed from a linear approach for describing morphophonological operations to a nonlinear one. Computational models, however, remain faithful to the linear model, making it very difficult, if not impossible, to implement the morphology of languages whose morphology is nonconcatanative. This study aims at presenting a computational system that counters the development in linguistics. It provides a detailed computational analysis of the complex morphophonological phenomena found in Semitic languages based on linguistically motivated models.

    • A working computational treatment of the multi-tape FST model
    • Allows for direct implementation of several theoretical models of prosodic morphology
    • Will appeal to computational linguists in morphology and phonology, as well as scholars of Semitic languages
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    • Date Published: December 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521631969
    • length: 194 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 157 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.439kg
    • contains: 84 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Abbreviations and acronyms
    Transliteration of Semitic
    Errata and corrigenda
    1. Introduction
    2. Survey of semitic nonlinear morphology
    3. Survey of finite-state morphology
    4. Survey of semitic computational morphology
    5. A multitier nonlinear model
    6. Modeling semitic nonlinear morphology
    7. Compiliation into multitape automata
    8. Conclusion
    Quotation credits
    Language, word, and morpheme index
    Name index
    Subject index.

  • Author

    George Anton Kiraz, Nuance Communications, New York

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