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SALAMA -  Swahili Language Manager


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Two-phase method in morphological analysis
Finite state methods continue to dominate in describing the morphology of languages. Due to restrictions in the commercial use of some of the finite state platforms, here we describe an alternative method, which can be implemented with open source tools. In this method, the morphology is described in two phases. The first phase gives a result, where various morphemes are identified and categorized. In the second phase each morphological item is further analyzed. As a result, each word-form gets all grammatically correct interpretations.

The output can be formatted to meet the requirements of the further processing phases. In the implementation on Swahili, the output was formatted to be suitable as input for the Constaint Grammar parser.  More behind the link below.




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