Morphology-Aware Spell-Checking Dictionary for Esperanto

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

Faculty of Informatics

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 office suite.
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