Verb forms and concordance in English to Swahili machine translation

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Hurskainen , A 2019 ' Verb forms and concordance in English to Swahili machine translation ' Technical reports on language technology , no. 40 , University of Helsinki, Institute for Asian and African Studies , Helsinki . < http://www.njas.helsinki.fi/salama/constructing-verb-forms-in-en-to-swa-mt.pdf >

Titel: Verb forms and concordance in English to Swahili machine translation
Författare: Hurskainen, Arvi
Upphovmannens organisation: Department of Languages
Utgivare: University of Helsinki, Institute for Asian and African Studies
Datum: 2019
Språk: eng
Sidantal: 16
Tillhör serie: Technical reports on language technology
ISSN: 2670-1391
Permanenta länken (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10138/310873
Abstrakt: The translation of English verb forms to Swahili is exceptionally problematic for several reasons. While English verb has only five possible forms, Swahili verb has theoretically millions of valid forms. Not all of them can be found in practice for each verb lemma. However, it is not difficult to find over two thousand forms for a single verb. The complexity derives from the noun class system and from the fact that Swahili encodes morphological and also syntactic features as part of the verb. Most of these features are prefixes, but also verb derivation by means of suffixes is common. In this report we investigate various phases in the process of constructing valid translation of verbs from English to Swahili.
Subject: 6121 Languages
113 Computer and information sciences
Licens: cc_by_nc
Användningsbegränsning: openAccess
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