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On hapax legomena and morphological productivity

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Quantifying and predicting morphological productivity is a long-standing challenge in corpus linguistics and psycholinguistics. The same challenge reappears in natural language processing in the context of handling words that were not seen in the training set (out-of-vocabulary, or OOV, words). Prior research showed that a good indicator of the productivity of a morpheme is the number of words involving it that occur exactly once (the hapax legomena). A technical connection was adduced betwee...

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Peer reviewed
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10.18653/v1/P17

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Engineering Science
ORCID:
0000-0002-5989-3574
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Engineering Science
Publisher:
Association for Computational Linguistics Publisher's website
Pages:
125–130
Publication date:
2018-10-01
Acceptance date:
2018-08-19
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Pubs id:
pubs:935230
URN:
uri:f1c03435-fff1-45bb-8df9-0b9be2d4831b
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uuid:f1c03435-fff1-45bb-8df9-0b9be2d4831b
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pubs:935230
ISBN:
978-1-948087-76-6

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