Morphology-Aware Spell-Checking Dictionary for Esperanto

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Authors

BLAHUŠ Marek

Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of Recent Advances in Slavonic Natural Language Processing, RASLAN 2009
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Citation
Field Linguistics
Keywords Esperanto; Morphology; Spell-checker; Spelling
Description The article describes the process of constructing a spell checker for the Esperanto language and its implementation as a dictionary (i.e. an affix file and a word list) for the Hunspell spell-checking engine. In comparison to existing solutions, the chosen approach takes note of morphologically complex words, which are common in Esperanto due to its agglutinative nature, and applies a set of rules describing allowed morpheme compounds, along with semantic classification of all involved word roots. The result has been tested with a user community and is presently being incorporated into the OpenOffice.org office suite.
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