Computational Nonlinear Morphology: With Emphasis on Semitic Languages
By the late 1970s phonologists, and later morphologists, had departed from a linear approach for describing morphophonological operations to a nonlinear one. Computational models, however, remain faithful to the linear model, making it very difficult, if not impossible, to implement the morphology of languages whose morphology is nonconcatanative. Computational Nonlinear Morphology aims at presenting a computational system that counters the development in linguistics. It provides a detailed computational analysis of the complex morphophonological phenomena found in Semitic languages based on linguistically motivated models.
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accepts affix alphabet analysis applies Arabic associated automaton automaton in Fig autosegmental bimoraic bimoraic syllable broken plural Chapter circumfix compilation computational linguistics computational morphology concatenation consonant context-free cross product Definition deleted denoted depicted in Fig derived described dual-joining letter elements example final finite-state automata formalism glyph grammar iambic template input Insert katab kernel Kiraz Kleene Kleene star lexical entries lexical expression lexical form lexical representation lexical-surface lexicon linear machine maps masc measure moraic morphology morphotactics multitape n-tape n-way Ngbaka nominal noun operator pair parsing pattern phonological prefix quadriliteral regular expression regular languages regular n relation represents rewrite rules right context right-joining letter right-lexical context same-length sanction scans Section segments Semitic languages Semitic morphology sequence singular stem sublexica sublexicon suffix Syriac tier transducer transitions triliteral tuple of strings two-level tuple verb vowel word