A Rule-Based Setswana Verb Lemmatizer

G. A, MALEMA and M., LEFOANE and N.P, MOTLOGELWA (2015) A Rule-Based Setswana Verb Lemmatizer. In: Third International Conference on Advances In Computing, Control And Networking - ACCN 2015, 28-29 December, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Lemmatization is a pre-processing stage in several natural language processing applications such as data retrieval. There are a few attempts on Setswana word lemmatization. Developed Setswana lemmatizers do not show in details where lemmatization fails to work well leading to reduced performance. This paper presents a detailed rule-based Setswana verb lemmatizer. Challenges in verb lemmatization are pointed out by word category. The overall results show that rule based Setswana verb lemmatization gives a good performance of 87%. However, reflexive verbs have a significant large percentage of exceptions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Setswana, Verb lemmatization,rule-based lemmatization.
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 10:38
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 10:38
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/1038

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