Verb forms and concordance in English to Swahili machine translation

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dc.contributor.author Hurskainen, Arvi
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-03T11:24:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-03T11:24:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation 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 >
dc.identifier.other PURE: 140280745
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 7da3f5b0-b0ec-49c0-b083-105cacff8316
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-6076-7460/work/71512104
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/310873
dc.description.abstract 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. fi
dc.format.extent 16
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Helsinki, Institute for Asian and African Studies
dc.relation.ispartofseries Technical reports on language technology
dc.rights cc_by_nc
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 6121 Languages
dc.subject 113 Computer and information sciences
dc.title Verb forms and concordance in English to Swahili machine translation en
dc.type Working paper
dc.contributor.organization Department of Languages
dc.relation.issn 2670-1391
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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dc.identifier.url http://www.njas.helsinki.fi/salama/constructing-verb-forms-in-en-to-swa-mt.pdf

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