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CKarma is a compound analyser for Afrikaans, to be used for the detection of word boundaries within compounds. It takes as input a string, and produces as output an analysed string, without any tags. For example, the string "hondehokdak" ('dog house roof') will be analysed as "hond _ e + hok + dak", where the plus sign indicates the beginning of an independent constituent, and the underscore the beginning of a dependent constituent (i.e. a valence morpheme). CKarma is a C5 classifier, trained on data consisting of circa 47,000 compound and 7,000 non-compounds. The resulting decision tree and cases can be converted to C code by means of a script written by MM van Zaanen. This C code can then be implemented in any other system.
Contact personMartin Puttkammer
Contact person's e-mail addressMartin.Puttkammer@nwu.ac.za
Centre for Text Technology (CTexT)