Constructing pronoun forms in English to Swahili machine translation

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Hurskainen , A 2019 ' Constructing pronoun forms in English to Swahili machine translation ' Technical reports on language technology , no. 39 , University of Helsinki, Institute for Asian and African Studies , Helsinki . < http://www.njas.helsinki.fi/salama/constructing-pronoun-forms-in-en-to-swa-mt.pdf >

Titel: Constructing pronoun forms 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: 18
Tillhör serie: Technical reports on language technology
ISSN: 2670-1391
Permanenta länken (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10138/310884
Abstrakt: It is hard to find a linguistic feature, where English and Swahili are identical. 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 one specific problem deriving fron differences in language structure. We try to find out how Swahili pronoun forms can be produced in cases, where the referent of the pronoun is difficult to identify.
Subject: 6121 Languages
113 Computer and information sciences
Licens: cc_by_nc
Användningsbegränsning: openAccess
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