Natural Language Processing of Semitic Languages

Part of the series Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing pp 43-66


Morphological Processing of Semitic Languages

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This chapter addresses morphological processing of Semitic languages. In light of the complex morphology and problematic orthography of many of the Semitic languages, the chapter begins with a recapitulation of the challenges these phenomena pose on computational applications. It then discusses the approaches that were suggested to cope with these challenges in the past. The bulk of the chapter, then, discusses available solutions for morphological processing, including analysis, generation, and disambiguation, in a variety of Semitic languages. The concluding section discusses future research directions.