Constructing pronoun forms in English to Swahili machine translation

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dc.contributor.author Hurskainen, Arvi
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-03T11:40:02Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-03T11:40:02Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation 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 >
dc.identifier.other PURE: 140270081
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: d0468798-2627-471a-9d63-46227213612b
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-6076-7460/work/71512103
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/310884
dc.description.abstract 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. fi
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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 Constructing pronoun forms 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-pronoun-forms-in-en-to-swa-mt.pdf

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