Swordfish: an unsupervised Ngram based approach to morphological analysis

  title={Swordfish: an unsupervised Ngram based approach to morphological analysis},
  author={Christopher T. Jordan and John Healy and Vlado Keselj},
Extracting morphemes from words is a nontrivial task. Rule based stemming approaches such as Porter's algorithm have encountered some success, however they are restricted by their ability to identify a limited number of affixes and are language dependent. When dealing with languages with many affixes, rule based approaches generally require many more rules to deal with all the possible word forms. Deriving these rules requires a larger effort on the part of linguists and in some instances can… CONTINUE READING

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