Automatic Collection And Analysis Of GermanCompounds

  title={Automatic Collection And Analysis Of GermanCompounds},
  author={John Goldsmith and Tom Reutter},
In this paper we report on an exploration of noun-noun compounds in a large German corpus. The morphological parsing providing the analysis of words into stems and suffixes was entirely data-driven, in that no knowledge of German was used to determine what the correct set of stems and suffixes was, nor how to break any given word into its component morphemes. To discover compounds, however, we used our prior knowledge of the structure of German nominal compounds, in a way that we will describe… CONTINUE READING
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