Experimental Bootstrapping of Morphological Analysers for Nguni Languages

@inproceedings{Bosch2008ExperimentalBO,
  title={Experimental Bootstrapping of Morphological Analysers for Nguni Languages},
  author={Sonja E. Bosch and Laurette Pretorius and Axel Fleisch},
  booktitle={LREC 2008},
  year={2008}
}
This paper addresses the experimental bootstrapping of the development of broad-coverage finite-state morphological analysers for Xhosa, Swati and (Southern) Ndebele by using an existing prototype of a morphological analyser for Zulu. These languages are both morphologically complex and resource-scarce. The research question is whether bootstrapping is feasible across the language boundaries between these closely related varieties. The objective is an assessment of the recognition rates yielded… CONTINUE READING

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