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Semi-supervised morphosyntactic classification of Old Icelandic

  • Author(s): Urban, K
  • Tangherlini, TR
  • Vijunas, A
  • Broadwell, PM
  • et al.

We present IceMorph, a semi-supervised morphosyntactic analyzer of Old Icelandic. In addition to machine-read corpora and dictionaries, it applies a small set of declension prototypes to map corpus words to dictionary entries. A web-based GUI allows expert users to modify and augment data through an online process. A machine learning module incorporates prototype data, edit-distance metrics, and expert feedback to continuously update part-of-speech and morphosyntactic classification. An advantage of the analyzer is its ability to achieve competitive classification accuracy with minimum training data. © 2014 Urban et al.

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