Prerequisites For Shallow-Transfer Machine Translation Of Mordvin Languages: Language Documentation With A Purpose

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This paper presents the current lexical, morphological, syntactic and rule-based machine translation work for Erzya and Moksha that can and should be used in the development of a roadmap for Mordvin linguistic research. We seek to illustrate and outline initial problem types to be encountered in the construction of an Apertium-based shallow-transfer machine translation system for the Mordvin language forms. We indicate reference points within Mordvin Studies and other parts of Uralic studies, as a point of departure for outlining a linguistic studies with a means for measuring its own progress and developing a roadmap for further studies.
Keywords: Erzya, Moksha, Uralic, Shallow-transfer machine translation, Measurable language research, Measurable language distance, Finite-State Morphology, Universal Dependencies
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationМатериалы Международного образовательного салона
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationIzhevsk
PublisherИжевск: Институт компьютерных исследований
Publication date2020
ISBN (Electronic)978-5-4344-0908-7
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • Erzya language
  • Moksha language
  • Uralic languages
  • Shallow-transfer translation machine
  • measurable linguistic research
  • Measurable linguistic distance
  • finite-state morphology
  • universal dependencies

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