Finite-State Computational Morphology: An Analyzer Prototype For Zulu

@article{Pretorius2003FiniteStateCM,
  title={Finite-State Computational Morphology: An Analyzer Prototype For Zulu},
  author={Laurette Pretorius and Sonja E. Bosch},
  journal={Machine Translation},
  year={2003},
  volume={18},
  pages={195-216}
}
As one of the largest of the 11 official languages of South Africa, Zulu is spoken by approximately 9 million people. It forms part of a language family which is characterized by rich agglutinating morphological structures. This paper discusses a prototype of a computational morphological analyzer for Zulu, built by means of the Xerox finite state tools, in particular lexc and xfst. In addition to considering both the morphotactics and the morphophonological alternation rules that apply, the… CONTINUE READING
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