EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Turkish Word Segmentation Using Morphological Analyzer

M. Oguzhan Külekcý (1), Mehmed Özkan (2)

(1) National Research Institute of Electronics & Cryptology, Turkey
(2) Bogazici Univ., Turkey

This paper describes an algorithm to segment an input Turkish string without any spaces, which may be an output of a speech-to-text application, into words by using morphological analyser. It is quite possible to use the algorithm on other languages, which has a morphological analysis component, as well. Turkish morphological analyser is designed and implemented as the linguistic engine of the algorithm. The construction of the analyser proposes a technique that attempts to achieve group vise morpheme recognition instead of searching suffixes one by one in a word.

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Bibliographic reference.  Külekcý, M. Oguzhan / Özkan, Mehmed (2001): "Turkish word segmentation using morphological analyzer", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1053-1056.