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Inflectional Syncretism and Corpora

Brown, DP, Tiberius, C and Corbett, Greville G. (2004) Inflectional Syncretism and Corpora In: 5th International Workshop on Linguistically Interpreted Corpora (LINC-04) held at the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, 2004 - ?.


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This paper describes a novel undertaking: comparing the relationship between grammatical ambiguity (syncretism) in nouns, as represented in a default inheritance hierarchy, with textual frequency distributions. In order to do this we consider a language with a reasonable number of grammatical distinctions and where syncretism occurs in different morphological classes. We investigated this relationship for Russian nouns. Our results suggest that there is an intricate relationship between textual frequency and inflectional syncretism.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language Morphology Russian
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Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > English and Languages > English > Surrey Morphology Group
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:37
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 17:08

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