Naomi Tachikawa Shapiro

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Compound words with unmarked word boundaries are problematic for many tasks in NLP and computational linguistics, including information extraction, machine translation, and syllabification. This paper introduces a simple, proof-of-concept language modeling approach to automatic compound segmentation, demonstrated with Finnish. The approach utilizes an(More)
It is a standard assumption in phonology that stress is assigned to syllables. It would seem to be common sense, then, that syllabification precedes stress assignment. But, as we will see, common sense is wrong in this particular case. Based on evidence from Finnish, we will show that syllabification cannot strictly precede stress assignment, but that the(More)
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