Compound Nouns in English to Finnish Machine Translation

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Hurskainen , A 2018 , Compound Nouns in English to Finnish Machine Translation . in SALAMA - Swahili Language Manager : Technical reports on LT . Technical reports on language technology , no. 32 , SALAMA - Swahili Language Manager , Helsinki .

Title: Compound Nouns 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: 11
Belongs to series: SALAMA - Swahili Language Manager Technical reports on LT
Belongs to series: Technical reports on language technology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/310991
Abstract: The way how compound nouns are formed are different in English and Finnish. The differences occur in the way how members of the compound noun are ordered as well as in the way how they are written. English uses separate words, and Finnish joins the members into single words, without space in between. This is the general principle, but it also occurs that a noun compound in English is translated as separate words in Finnish. There are also several border cases, where Finnish compound nouns can be written together as single words or as separate words. The safest way to handle these would be to treat them as multiword expressions (MWE). Noun compounding is, however, such a productive phenomenon, that there is motivation to find also other, more general, methods for handling compound nouns. This report discusses those methods
Subject: 6121 Languages
113 Computer and information sciences
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