Finite-state parsing of Cayuga morphology

Graham, Dougal (2007) Finite-state parsing of Cayuga morphology. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This paper presents a detailed description of the design and implementation of a computerized morphological segmentation tool for Cayuga nouns. Speakers of polysynthetic First Nations languages are presented with an array of difficulties when it comes to word segmentation and dictionary access. This program demonstrates that finite-state techniques are applicable to these morphologically complex languages and are worth further study and development in order to create useful tools for speakers and learners of thesis languages.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/10424
Item ID: 10424
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 85-86).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Linguistics
Date: 2007
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Cayuga language--Morphology; Natural language processing (Computer science)

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