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From Magnus Johansson <>
Subject Re: Analyzing and Querying
Date Fri, 06 Aug 2004 12:38:42 GMT
Swedish is similar. Compound words can be formed by multiple words. 
words are joined with an 's' and sometimes not, and there are a few 
special cases.

Didn't mean to suggest that it is trivial to implement, but a large 
wordlist with inflections
is a good start.


Daniel Naber wrote:

>On Friday 06 August 2004 13:28, Magnus Johansson wrote:
>>Splitting compound words can be done quite effectively simply by using
>>a large wordlist. I have done this for swedish.
>It is, however, difficult to get right for German. On the one hand there are 
>compounds in German with more than two parts, on the other hand there are 
>extra characters in the middle of some compound words (e.g. Arbeit + Aufwand 
>= ArbeitSaufwand). Also, the compounds have their inflectional endings, e.g. 
>the plural of Bergbahn is Bergbahnen. At you can 
>see a demo that deals with almost all cases, even things like "dazugekauftes" 
>(but it's not freely available).
> Daniel
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