Developing Morpho-SLaWS: An API for the Morphosyntactic Annotation of the Serbian Language

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Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 537)


Serbian Lexical Web Service (SLaWS) is a resource-oriented web service designed to offer multiple functionalities—including morphosyntactic, lexicographic, and canonical text services—to create the backbone of a digital humanities infrastructure for the Serbian language. In this paper, we describe a key component of this service called Morpho-SLaWS, the atomic morphosyntactic component of the service infrastructure. The goal of Morpho-SLaWs is to offer a reliable, programmatic way of extracting morphosyntactic information about word forms using a revised version of the MULTEXT-East specification. As a service-oriented lexical tool, Morpho-SLaWS can be deployed in a variety of contexts and combined with other linguistic and DH tools.


API design Service architecture Morphological lexicon Serbian language Digital humanities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Belgrade Center for Digital HumanitiesBelgradeSerbia

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