Implementation of a part-of-speech ontology : morphemic units of Bantu languages

Show simple item record Taljard, Elsabe (Elizabeth) Faab, G. Bosch, S. 2016-04-22T08:26:17Z 2016-04-22T08:26:17Z 2015
dc.description This paper has been written in the framework of the project Scientific eLexicography for Africa (SeLA) working towards the development of electronic dictionaries and terminology databases for the (South) African Bantu Languages. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In a previous article (Faaß et al, 2012), a first attempt was made at documenting and encoding morphemic units of two South African Bantu languages, i.e. Northern Sotho and Zulu, with the aim of describing and storing the morphemic units of these two languages in a single relational database, structured as a hierarchical ontology. As a follow-up, the current article describes the implementation of our part-of-speech ontology. We give a detailed description of the morphemes and categories contained in the database, highlighting the need and reasons for a flexible ontology which will provide for both language specific and general linguistic information. By giving a detailed account of the methodology for the population of the database, we provide linguists from other Bantu languages with a road map for extending the database to also include their languages of specialization. en_ZA
dc.description.department African Languages en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The German ministry for education and research (BMBF, Funding number 55516493. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Taljard, E, Faab, G & Bosch, S 2015, 'Implementation of a part-of-speech ontology : morphemic units of Bantu languages', Nordic Journal of African Studies, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 1-20. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1235-4481 print)
dc.identifier.issn 1459-9465 (online)
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dc.publisher Nordic Association of African Studies en_ZA
dc.rights Nordic Association of African Studies en_ZA
dc.subject Part-of-speech ontology en_ZA
dc.subject Morphemic categories en_ZA
dc.subject Bantu morphology en_ZA
dc.subject Northern Sotho en_ZA
dc.subject Zulu en_ZA
dc.title Implementation of a part-of-speech ontology : morphemic units of Bantu languages en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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