A preliminary constraint grammar for Russian

Francis M. Tyers
HSL-fakultehta, UiT Norgga árktalaš universitehta, Romsa, Norway

Robert Reynolds
UiT Norgga árktalaš universitehta, Romsa, Norway

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Ingår i: Proceedings of the Workshop on “Constraint Grammar - methods, tools and applications” at NODALIDA 2015, May 11-13, 2015, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Vilnius, Lithuania

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 113:7, s. 39-46

NEALT Proceedings Series 24:7, s. 39-46

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Publicerad: 2015-06-17

ISBN: 978-91-7519-037-2

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


This paper presents preliminary work on a constraint grammar based disambiguator for Russian. Russian is a Slavic language with a high degree of both in-category and out-category homonymy in the inflectional system. The pipeline consists of a finite-state morphological analyser and constraint grammar. The constraint grammar is tuned to be high recall (over 0.99) at the expense of low precision.


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