A suffix based part-of-speech tagger for Turkish


5th International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations, Nevada, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri, 7 - 09 Nisan 2008, ss.680-0 identifier identifier

  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/itng.2008.103
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Nevada
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.680-0


In this paper, we present a stochastic part-of-speech tagger for Turkish. The tagger is primarily developed for information retrieval purposes, but it can as well serve as a light-weight PoS tagger for other purposes. The tagger uses a well-established Hidden Markov model of the language with a closed lexicon that consists of fixed number of letters from the word endings. We have considered seven different lengths of word endings against 30 training corpus sizes. Best-case accuracy obtained is 90.2% with 5 characters. The main contribution of this paper is to present a way of constructing a closed vocabulary for part-of-speech tagging effort that can be useful for highly inflected languages like Turkish, Finnish, Hungarian, Estonian, and Czech.