A THREE-LAYERED MORPHO-PHONOLOGICAL ANALYZER FOR TURKISH
Published: 2 Jun 2014
Abstract: This paper presents a three-layered morpho-phonological analyzer for Turkish. These layers correspond to the phonetic, phonological and morphological levels of the language. The layered approach is based on the recognition of the autonomy of the levels of a language. Three types of automata are designed and implemented to carry out the autonomous operations: an automaton without initial and final states for analyzing phonetic dependencies, an acylcic automaton for performing phonological operations and a cyclic automaton for morphological operations. Each automaton is responsible for combining linguistic units relevant to the level implemented into larger fragments. However, in addition to this axis of combination the analyzer also implements an axis of abstraction. Notice that the linguistic levels are argued to be autonomous not entirely independent. The vertical interaction among the levels is carried out by an automaton providing the one higher up with properly abstracted information.
Keywords: phonetics, phonology, morphology, computational linguistics, turkish
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