Klex: A Finite-State Transducer Lexicon of Korean

  • Na-Rae Han
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4002)


This paper describes the implementation and system details of Klex, a finite-state transducer lexicon for the Korean language, developed using XRCE’s Xerox Finite State Tool (XFST). Klex is essentially a transducer network representing the lexicon of the Korean language with the lexical string on the upper side and the inflected surface string on the lower side. Two major applications for Klex are morphological analysis and generation: given a well-formed inflected lower string, a language-independent algorithm derives the upper lexical string from the network and vice versa. Klex was written to conform to the part-of-speech tagging standards of the Korean Treebank Project, and is currently operating as the morphological analysis engine for the project.


Korean Language Vocabulary Item Representative Form Linguistic Data Consortium Vowel Harmony 
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

  • Na-Rae Han
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  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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