The Universal Morphology (UniMorph) project is a collaborative effort providing broad-coverage instantiated normalized morphological inflection tables for hundreds of diverse world languages. The project comprises two major thrusts: a language-independent feature schema for rich morphological annotation and a type-level resource of annotated data in diverse languages realizing that schema. This paper presents the expansions and improvements made on several fronts over the last couple of years (since McCarthy et al. (2020)). Collaborative efforts by numerous linguists have added 67 new languages, including 30 endangered languages. We have implemented several improvements to the extraction pipeline to tackle some issues, e.g. missing gender and macron information. We have also amended the schema to use a hierarchical structure that is needed for morphological phenomena like multiple-argument agreement and case stacking, while adding some missing morphological features to make the schema more inclusive. In light of the last UniMorph release, we also augmented the database with morpheme segmentation for 16 languages. Lastly, this new release makes a push towards inclusion of derivational morphology in UniMorph by enriching the data and annotation schema with instances representing derivational processes from MorphyNet.
|Title of host publication||2022 Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, LREC 2022|
|Editors||Nicoletta Calzolari, Frederic Bechet, Philippe Blache, Khalid Choukri, Christopher Cieri, Thierry Declerck, Sara Goggi, Hitoshi Isahara, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Helene Mazo, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis|
|Publisher||European Language Resources Association (ELRA)|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - 2022|
|Event||13th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, LREC 2022 - Marseille, France|
Duration: 20 Jun 2022 → 25 Jun 2022
|Name||2022 Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, LREC 2022|
|Conference||13th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, LREC 2022|
|Period||20/06/22 → 25/06/22|
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Pomácko, Pomáhcku or other dialectic variants) is a non-standardised East South Slavic (ESS) language variety mainly spoken in the region of Greek Thrace, as well as in places of Pomak diaspora. Pomak is included in the map of the European Languages Equality Network.7 In comparison to all ESS languages, Pomak exhibits a more profound phonological, morphological, morphosyntactic and lexical influence by Medieval and Modern Greek and, due to the predominantly Muslim religion of its speakers, a more profound lexical and phonotactical influence by Ottoman and Modern Turkish. The Pomak data were collected by linguist and native Pomak speaker Ritván Karahógˇa, under the “PHILOTIS: State-of-the-art technologies for the recording, analysis and documentation of living languages” project (MIS 5047429), which is implemented under the “Action for the Support of Regional Excellence”, funded by the Operational Programme “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” (NSRF 2014-2020) and co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund). The final dataset includes 233,533 lemmas and a total of 6,557,759 word-forms covering adjectives, nouns, and verbs.
OG and RT wish to thank ERC grant no. 677352.
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