Comparative and superlative in English to Finnish machine translation

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Hurskainen , A 2018 , Comparative and superlative in English to Finnish machine translation . in SALAMA - Swahili Language Manager : Technical reports on LT . Technical reports on language technology , no. 26 , SALAMA - Swahili Language Manager , Helsinki .

Title: Comparative and superlative in English to Finnish machine translation
Author: Hurskainen, Arvi
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Languages
Publisher: SALAMA - Swahili Language Manager
Date: 2018
Language: eng
Number of pages: 19
Belongs to series: SALAMA - Swahili Language Manager Technical reports on LT
Belongs to series: Technical reports on language technology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/310892
Abstract: Finnish adjectives are productive in that they have comparative and superlative forms, and each of these forms inflects in all cases of the language. The logical way to implement comparative and superlative forms would be to list all three forms, i.e. basic, comparative and superlative, and give to each of them the inflection code concerned. If this method is used, lexicon entries tend to become excessively long, which has a negative effect on translation speed. There is also another method, where comparative and superlative forms are derived from the base form. This applies to adjectives and adverbs alike. The paper concerns this approach.
Subject: 6121 Languages
113 Computer and information sciences
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