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Word Classes in Indonesian: A Linguistic Reality or a Convenient Fallacy in Natural Language Processing?

Mistica, Meladel; Baldwin, Timothy; Arka, I Wayan

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This paper looks at Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), and the claim that there is no noun-verb distinction within the language as it is spoken in regions such as Riau and Jakarta. We test this claim for the language as it is written by a variety of Indonesian speakers using empirical methods traditionally used in part-of-speech induction. In this study we use only morphological patterns that we generate from a pre-existing morphological analyser. We find that once the distribution of the data...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/22662
Source: Proceedings of PACLIC 25

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