Miyako/Disambiguation

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Initial Evaluation of Ambiguity

The initial ambiguity was 1.16. Following the addition of a few words to the lexc file and the correction of an error in the yaml file, it decreased to 1.11. Following a number of other changes, it ended up at 1.047, and following the addition of periods at the ends of each line it went down to 1.040.

Example of Ambiguity

The suffix ん can be used in multiple ways: it is the dative marker and is the negative and speculative suffix for verbs. It can be easily disambiguated by its placement within the sentence: If it's the end of a sentence, it cannot be dative but can be negative or speculative, and if it's followed by a verb, it's probably not on a verb itself.

  • なだあ みーん んちたい (Eyes filled with tears.)
    ^なだあ/なだ<n><top1>$ ^みーん/みー<v><npst><neg>/みー<n><dat>/みー<num><dat>/みー<v><spec>$ ^んちたい/んち<v><past>$
    Note: This sentence was not in my corpus. I modified a sentence involving filling up a basket with pears and made it about filling up eyes with tears.
  • うらあ みーん (I don't see it.)
    ^うらあ/うら<pprn><p3><sg><nn><top1>$ ^みーん/みー<v><npst><neg>/みー<n><dat>/みー<num><dat>/みー<v><spec>$
    Note: This sentence was not in my corpus, but it seemed reasonable to construct based on other sentences present.

Source Code

The .rlx file can be found | here.

Final Evaluation of Ambiguity

The ambiguity following disambiguation was 1.038. Once periods were added it dropped to 1.033.