μoνo2πoλυ: Java-Based Conversion of Monotonic to Polytonic Greek

  • Johannis Likos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3130)


This paper presents a successfully tested method for the automatic conversion of monotonic modern Greek texts into polytonic texts, applicable on any platform. The method consists of combining various freely available technologies, which have much better results than current commercially available solutions. The aim of this presentation is to introduce a way of applying this method, in order to convert thousands of digitally available single-accented modern Greek pages into attractive artworks with multi-accented contents, which can be easily transferred either to the Web or a TeX-friendly printer. We will discuss the preparatory and postprocessing efforts, as well as the editing of syntax rulesets, which determine the quality of the results. These rulesets are embedded in extendable tables, functioning as flat databases.


Database Entry Partial Word Output Text Prosodic Word Greek Text 
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  • Johannis Likos
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  1. 1.ICT ConsultingHelsinkiFinland

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