SMorFIA & Morfo-TO

by Marco Tomatis (,

Università degli Studi di Torino.

SMorFIA & Morfo-TO: an italian morphological analysis suite.

SMorFIA (SMOR [Stuttgart Morphologie] Finite states Italian Analyzer) is a morphological analyzer of Italian verbs only; Morpho-To is a morphological analyzer of verbs, nouns, adjectives and nominal compounds.

This program works similarly to any standard morphological analyzer, but its segmentation rules were developed adopting a different linguistic approach. Like other tools, this analyzer is able to get as input entire documents or individual words entered via keyboard, allowing the user to redirect the output either to screen or to a specific file. Yet, differently from others, this tool is able to return the user not only the different values that the flexional element may assume, but also its complete linguistic structure, properly divided into its relevant elements. All the above information shall be displayed sequentially within the same text string as attribute-value pairs.
In order to manage such an elaborate structure, the analysis grammar was designed using a different descriptive approach. In spite of adopting the classic Item-and-Process methodology, the finite state transducer rules were organized to faithfully respect an Item-and-Arrangement based morphological description.

License terms

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.


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