English: Afrikaans, compound, Dutch, morphology
Afrikaans: Afrikaans, morfologie, Nederlands, samestelling
English: The linguistic categorisation of compounds dates back to some of the earliest work in linguistics. The cross-linguistic compound taxonomy of Bisetto and Scalise (2005); later refined in Scalise and Bisetto (2009); is well-known in linguistics for understanding the grammatical relations in compounds. Although this taxonomy has not been used extensively in the field of computational linguistics; it has the potential to influence choices with regard to compound annotation and understanding in natural language processing. For example; their 2005 taxonomy formed the basis for the large-scale; multilingual database of compounds; called CompoNet. The aim of this paper is to examine their latest taxonomy critically; especially with a view on rigorous implementation in computational environments (e.g. for the morphological annotation of compounds). We propose a number of general improvements of their taxonomy; as well as some language-specific refinements.
On: Afrikaans and Dutch