A group structure for strings: Towards a learning algorithm for morphophonology

John A. Goldsmith. 11 December, 2011.
Communicated by John Goldsmith.


In this paper, we define a group structure over strings and note briefly that by applying this computation to words, we obtain major steps towards a method for identifying allomorphy and learning morphophonemics. First order differences among a set of words forming a paradigm identifies morphs, while second order differences identifies allomorphy. When this allomorphy appears at morpheme boundary, this can in a wide range of cases be identified as morphophonology.

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