> Justin Washtell wrote:
>> ...If you start at the character level, rather than the word level,
>> then you get morphological analysis for free!
> Well, morphological analysis is a little more complicated than that :-).
> For one thing, there are plenty of very common substrings that are not
Yes, and language is nothing if not exceptions, but it is a remarkably good start for such a simple rule. It is telling that many of the participants of MorphoChallenge etc, do take a "compactness" approach, with considerable success - see Creutz & Lagus (2006) "Morfessor". But yes - point taken - "morphological analysis for free" should really come with health warnings.
Justin Washtell University of Leeds