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COMPUTER-ASSISTED DIALECT ADAPTATION: THE TUCANOAN EXPERIMENT


1986 1986

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Abstract (summary)

This dissertation provides the theoretical basis for a computer program that adapts textual material from one language of the Tucanoan family to another. Tucanoan languages are spoken by small groups living in southeastern Colombia, northwestern Brazil, northern Peru, and northern Ecuador.

This work represents the first attempt to apply principles of machine translation and computational linguistics to indigenous languages of Colombia. It discusses aspects of translation theory relevant to machine translation. Some features of the Tucanoan languages relevant to the adaptation process are discussed in depth, including differences in suffix systems marking case, noun classifiers, and the evidential systems of the various languages. Of particular interest for automated parsing is the problem of null allomorphs of certain morphemes.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Linguistics;
Computer science
Classification
0290: Linguistics
0984: Computer science
Identifier / keyword
Applied sciences; Language, literature and linguistics
Title
COMPUTER-ASSISTED DIALECT ADAPTATION: THE TUCANOAN EXPERIMENT
Author
REED, ROBERT BRUCE
Number of pages
272
Publication year
1986
Degree date
1986
School code
2502
Source
DAI-A 47/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
University/institution
The University of Texas at Arlington
University location
United States -- Texas
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
8621742
ProQuest document ID
303541340
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/303541340
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