The Principal Parts of Finnish Nominals

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http://hdl.handle.net/10138/327811
Title: The Principal Parts of Finnish Nominals
Author: Hulden, Mans; Silfverberg, Miikka
Date: 2021
Language: en
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/327811
Abstract: We design an FST-driven computational method to calculate the minimal number of nominal forms—the principal parts—one must know to be able to fully inflect a lexeme in standard Finnish. To do this, we model the nominal inflection pattern as an FST according to the KOTUS inflectional classes. Our results show that knowing five forms always suffices to uniquely determine a nominal’s inflectional class, and to subsequently correctly inflect all the remaining forms. This contrasts with most sources in the literature that tend to assume seven forms are needed.
Description: The publication will be available in March 2021.
Subject: Finnish morphology
Principal parts
Finite-State grammars
Rights: CC BY 4.0
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.fi


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