A functional toolkit for morphological and phonological processing, application to a Sanskrit tagger

@article{Huet2005AFT,
  title={A functional toolkit for morphological and phonological processing, application to a Sanskrit tagger},
  author={G{\'e}rard P. Huet},
  journal={Journal of Functional Programming},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={573 - 614}
}
  • G. Huet
  • Published 7 January 2005
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of Functional Programming
We present the Zen toolkit for morphological and phonological processing of natural languages. This toolkit is presented in literate programming style, in the Pidgin ML subset of the Objective Caml functional programming language. This toolkit is based on a systematic representation of finite state automata and transducers as decorated lexical trees. All operations on the state space data structures use the zipper technology, and a uniform sharing functor permits systematic maximum sharing as… 

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