Accommodating Multiword Expressions in an Arabic LFG Grammar

  • Mohammed A. Attia
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4139)


Multiword expressions (MWEs) vary in syntactic category, structure, the degree of semantic opaqueness, the ability of one or more constituents to undergo inflection and processes such as passivization, and the possibility of having intervening elements. Therefore, there is no straight-forward way of dealing with them. This paper shows how MWEs can be dealt with at different levels of analysis starting with tokenization, and going through the stages of morphological analysis and syntactic parsing.


Machine Translation Regular Expression Computational Linguistics Lexical Variation Compound Noun 
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  • Mohammed A. Attia
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  1. 1.School of InformaticsThe University of ManchesterUK

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