Morphological analysis of Gikuyu using a finite state machine

Citation:
Chege K, Ng'ang'a W, Wagacha PW, Pauw GD, Mutiga J. "Morphological analysis of Gikuyu using a finite state machine." Proceedings of the Conference on Human Language Technology for Development. 2011:112-117.

Abstract:

Abstract In this paper we present the development of a morphological analysis system for
Gikuyu Major morphological processes prevalent in Gikuyu language are explored. These
include verb inflection, verb and noun derivation and verb reduplication. In this work, finite
state transducers are used to model Gikuyu morphology. Xerox finite state tools are used to
build the lexical transducers for the system and to model rewrite rules prevalent in Gikuyu.
The system achieves an acceptable representation of Gikuyu morphology. It can correctly

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