Multiflex: A Multilingual Finite-State Tool for Multi-Word Units

  • Agata Savary
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5642)


Multi-word units are linguistic objects whose idiosyncrasy calls for a lexicalized approach allowing to render their orthographic, inflectional and syntactic flexibility. Multiflex is a graph-based formalism answering this need by conflation of different surface realizations of the same underlying concept. Its implementation relies on a finite-state machinery with unification. It can be applied to the creation of linguistic resources for a high-quality natural language processing tasks.


multi-word units finite-state morphology Multiflex 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Agata Savary
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  1. 1.Université François Rabelais ToursFrance

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