Morphological typology of languages for IR

  title={Morphological typology of languages for IR},
  author={Ari Pirkola},
  journal={Journal of Documentation},
This paper presents a morphological classification of languages from the IR perspective. Linguistic typology research has shown that the morphological complexity of each language of the world can be described by two variables, index of synthesis and index of fusion. These variables provide a theoretical basis for IR research handling morphological issues. A common theoretical framework is needed in particular due to the increasing significance of cross-language retrieval research and CLIR… CONTINUE READING