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Title Evaluating Inflectional Complexity Crosslinguistically: a Processing Perspective
Authors Claudia Marzi, Marcello Ferro, Ouafae Nahli, Patrizia Belik, Stavros Bompolas and Vito Pirrelli
Abstract The paper provides a cognitively motivated method for evaluating the inflectional complexity of a language, based on a sample of "raw" inflected word forms processed and learned by a recurrent self-organising neural network with fixed parameter setting. Training items contain no information about either morphological content or structure. This makes the proposed method independent of both meta-linguistic issues (e.g. format and expressive power of descriptive rules, manual or automated segmentation of input forms, number of inflectional classes etc.) and language-specific typological aspects (e.g. word-based, stem-based or template-based morphology). Results are illustrated by contrasting Arabic, English, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish.
Topics Morphology, Statistical And Machine Learning Methods, Language Modelling
Full paper Evaluating Inflectional Complexity Crosslinguistically: a Processing Perspective
Bibtex @InProceedings{MARZI18.745,
  author = {Claudia Marzi and Marcello Ferro and Ouafae Nahli and Patrizia Belik and Stavros Bompolas and Vito Pirrelli},
  title = "{Evaluating Inflectional Complexity Crosslinguistically: a Processing Perspective}",
  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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