Computer Analysis of the Turkmen Language Morphology

  • A. Cüneyd Tantuğ
  • Eşref Adalı
  • Kemal Oflazer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4139)


This paper describes the implementation of a two-level morphological analyzer for the Turkmen Language. Like all Turkic languages, the Turkmen Language is an agglutinative language that has productive inflectional and derivational suffixes. In this work, we implemented a finite-state two-level morphological analyzer for Turkmen Language by using Xerox Finite State Tools.


Nominal Case Word Root Natural Language Processing Task Derivational Suffix Preceding Vowel 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Cüneyd Tantuğ
    • 1
  • Eşref Adalı
    • 1
  • Kemal Oflazer
    • 2
  1. 1.İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi Elektrik-Elektronik Fakültesi, Bilgisayar Mühendisliği BölümüİstanbulTürkiye
  2. 2.Sabancı Üniversitesi Doğa Bilimleri Fakültesi, Bilgisayar Mühendisliği BölümüOrhanlı, TuzlaTürkiye

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