July 01, 2018

Morphological Disambiguation for Turkish

Dilek Zeynep Hakkani-Tür, Murat Saraçlar, Gökhan Tür, Kemal Oflazer and Deniz Yuret. 2018. In Turkish Natural Language Processing, Kemal Oflazer and Murat Saraçlar (Eds.), Ch.3, pp.53-68. Springer. (URL)

Abstract: Morphological disambiguation is the task of determining the contextually correct morphological parses of tokens in a sentence. A morphological disambiguator takes in sets of morphological parses for each token, generated by a morphological analyzer, and then selects a morphological parse for each, considering statistical and/or linguistic contextual information. This task can be seen as a generalization of the part-of-speech (POS) tagging problem for morphologically rich languages. The disambiguated morphological analysis is usually crucial for further processing steps such as dependency parsing. In this chapter, we review morphological disambiguation problem for Turkish and discuss approaches for solving this problem as they have evolved from manually crafted constraint-based rule systems to systems employing machine learning.

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