4.1055 Morphological/Dictionary Tool (1/49)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 20 Feb 91 21:50:31 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 1055. Wednesday, 20 Feb 1991.

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 91 15:29 EST
From: "NANCY M. IDE (914) 437 5988" <IDE@VASSAR>
Subject: morphological program

From: Joseph Pentheroudakis <PENTHERJ@CC.UTAH.EDU>


ECS announces the release of version 2.0 of Morfogen, a tool
used to develop morphological analysis grammars and to
interface with any electronic dictionary.

Morfogen consists of:

a) A rule compiler: inflectional and derivational paradigms
are listed in a simple, textbook-style format, and are
then compiled into a finite state machine; and

b) C source code for the morphological analysis routines:
these routines access the compiled grammar and return the
stem of an inflected form and the morpheme(s) matched;
they can also be used to reject spurious derivations.

Morfogen has been used to build morphological analyzers for
French, English and Spanish, and agglutinative languages such as
Japanese. Development time for these analyzers has ranged from
one to three weeks. The compiled analyzers for these languages
are also available, along with the morphological analysis routines.
Grammars for Italian, German, Turkish and Korean are
forthcoming. Versions exist for DOS, OS/2, SunOS, and

The compiled grammars range in size from 13K for the English
grammar to 50K for the French grammar; the object file versions
of the C routines are less than 20K. The compact size of the
grammars and the analysis routines makes them ideal for use in
a memory-resident mode.

Morfogen is an ideal product for applications requiring
morphological analysis and dictionary access. A substantial
discount is available for academic institutions. For information
or to request a demo disk, contact:

Joseph E. Pentheroudakis
Executive Communication Systems, Inc.
455 North University Avenue, Suite 202
Provo, Utah 84601

fax: (801) 374-6292
voice: (801) 377-1167
email: pentherj@cc.utah.edu