HomeJournal Of Research In Science, Computing And Engineeringvol. 3 no. 2 (2006)

The Revised Wordframe Model for the Filipino Language

Charibeth K. Cheng | Solomon L. See

Discipline: Computer Science



Morphological analyzers (MA) are automated systems that (1) derive the root word of a transformed word, (2) identify the affixes used and (3) identify the change in semantics after the word transformation. MAs are used in the field of natural language processing and information retrieval systems to reduce the size of its word dictionary or lexicon, while being able to efficiently analyze the syntax and semantics of a word. The MA presented here is part of a bi-directional English-Filipino machine translation system. It uses an example-based approach to address the limited lexical resources and incomplete morphology rules in Filipino. It improves the Wicentowski’s Word Frame model by learning morphology rules from examples to handle the morphological phenomena of prefixation, suffixation, circumfixation, internal vowel changes, infixation, and partial and whole word reduplication.