A New Form of Humor — Mapping Constraint-Based Computational Morphologies to a Finite-State Representation

Attila Novák


Abstract
MorphoLogic’s Humor morphological analyzer engine has been used for the development of several high-quality computational morphologies, among them ones for complex agglutinative languages. However, Humor’s closed source licensing scheme has been an obstacle to making these resources widely available. Moreover, there are other limitations of the rule-based Humor engine: lack of support for morphological guessing and for the integration of frequency information or other weighting of the models. These problems were solved by converting the databases to a finite-state representation that allows for morphological guessing and the addition of weights. Moreover, it has open-source implementations.
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L14-1207
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Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)
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May
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2014
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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1068–1073
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http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2014/pdf/207_Paper.pdf
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