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Title Universal Morphologies for the Caucasus region
Authors Christian Chiarcos, Kathrin Donandt, Maxim Ionov, Monika Rind-Pawlowski, Hasmik Sargsian, Jesse Wichers Schreur, Frank Abromeit and Christian Fäth
Abstract The Caucasus region is famed for its rich and diverse arrays of languages and language families, often challenging European-centered views established in traditional linguistics. In this paper, we describe ongoing efforts to improve the coverage of Universal Morphologies for languages of the Caucasus region. The Universal Morphologies (UniMorph) are a recent community project aiming to complement the Universal Dependencies which focus on morphosyntax and syntax. We describe the development of UniMorph resources for Nakh-Daghestanian and Kartvelian languages as a well as for Classical Armenian, we discuss challenges that the complex morphology of these and related languages poses to the current design of UniMorph, and suggest possibilities to improve the applicability of UniMorph for languages of the Caucasus region in particular and for low resource languages in general. We also criticize the UniMorph TSV format for its limited expressiveness, and suggest to complement the existing UniMorph workflow with support for additional source formats on grounds of Linked Open Data technology.
Topics Morphology, Linked Data, Lr Infrastructures And Architectures
Full paper Universal Morphologies for the Caucasus region
Bibtex @InProceedings{CHIARCOS18.421,
  author = {Christian Chiarcos and Kathrin Donandt and Maxim Ionov and Monika Rind-Pawlowski and Hasmik Sargsian and Jesse Wichers Schreur and Frank Abromeit and Christian Fäth},
  title = "{Universal Morphologies for the Caucasus region}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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