Predicting the Components of German Nominal Compounds

  title={Predicting the Components of German Nominal Compounds},
  author={Marco Baroni and Johannes Matiasek and Harald Trost},
Word prediction systems (such as those embedded in most current augmentative and alternative communication systems) aim to predict what a user wants to type next on the basis of corpus-extracted ngram counts. Good performance of such a system depends crucially on the size and quality of the underlying lexicon. Compounding is a common cross-linguistic way to form complex words. In German as in some other languages, compounds are commonly written as single orthographic strings. Because… CONTINUE READING
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