Developing free morphological data for Polish

Adam Radziszewski, Marek Maziarz


Developing free morphological data for Polish

A limiting factor in construction of Natural Language Processing (NLP) systems is often the availability of morphological resources. This indeed happens for Polish: the freely available corpus with manual morpho-syntactic annotation (part of the IPI PAN Corpus) is not coupled with any free morphological analyser. There exists a very large morphological dictionary of Polish available under a free licence – Morfologik. Unfortunately, its tagset differs significantly from the tagset of the corpus and, what is more, its morphological description lacks desired rigour. We amend this situation by performing a massive conversion of the dictionary into the tagset compliant with the corpus. The conversion results in a free dictionary containing entries for almost 3.5 million different word forms. In this article we report on our methodology, discuss some morphological and syntactic issues related to both tagsets and present the characteristics of the resulting dictionary.


Natural Language Processing; language corpora

Copyright (c) 2015 Adam Radziszewski, Marek Maziarz

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