The Definite Article of Bulgarian Adjectives and Numerals in DATR

  • Velislava Stoykova
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3192)


The paper describes the inflectional feature of definiteness in Bulgarian language. It takes into account the specific morphosyntactic properties of the adjectives and the numerals, and argues for a related computational approach of interpretation. The DATR language for lexical knowledge presentation is accepted as a framework for constructing a model of Bulgarian adjectives and numerals inflectional morphology. The particular type hierarchies are defined, and the basic architecture of the model is explained in terms of its linguistic motivation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Velislava Stoykova
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  1. 1.Institute of the Bulgarian LanguageBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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