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Part of Speech Tagging in Manipuri: A Rule based Approach

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 51 - Number 14
Year of Publication: 2012
Kh Raju Singha
Bipul Syam Purkayastha
Kh Dhiren Singha

Kh Raju Singha, Bipul Syam Purkayastha and Kh Dhiren Singha. Article: Part of Speech Tagging in Manipuri: A Rule based Approach. International Journal of Computer Applications 51(14):31-36, August 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Kh Raju Singha and Bipul Syam Purkayastha and Kh Dhiren Singha},
	title = {Article: Part of Speech Tagging in Manipuri: A Rule based Approach},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {51},
	number = {14},
	pages = {31-36},
	month = {August},
	note = {Full text available}


The process of assigning morpho-syntactic categories of each morpheme including punctuation marks in a given text document according to the context is called Part of Speech (POS) tagging. In this paper we represent the rule-based Part of Speech Tagger of Manipuri by applying a set of hand written linguistic rules of Manipuri language. Nevertheless, it is very difficult to classify the lexical categories of Manipuri, an agglutinating Tibeto-Burman language of Northeast India. So, in this tagger we are using the affix stripping technique to segment the affixes from the root. As Manipuri has limited POS tagged corpus, the tagged output of this tagger will be very helpful to analyze Manipuri Part of speech by using many statistical models.


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