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Re: [aspell-devel] support for compound words and word skipping by conte

From: Chris Hornbaker
Subject: Re: [aspell-devel] support for compound words and word skipping by context
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 01:08:08 +0000
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On Friday 26 March 2004 23:39, Kevin Atkinson wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Mar 2004, Chris Hornbaker wrote:
> > On Friday 26 March 2004 20:37, Kevin Atkinson wrote:
> > > OK.  I see.  Can it get more complicated than that?
> >
> > Yes. In fact, it would be much easier to point you to the reference
> > grammar.
> > The chapter should be understandable on its own. It also gives a good
> > background on some linguistic concepts. :-)
> I really don't have time to study that whole page.  All I am interested in
> is what type of framework is needed to support compound words.  Such as a
> set of rules.  Like when joining xx and xx insert x, etc.  Sorry but I
> rather focus on writing a spell checker than learning the complicated
> grammar rules of other languages.


> How far would rules such as.  If 'A' ends in 'a' and 'B' starts with 'b'
> then insert 'x' when joining A + B.  Is there ever a need to insert more
> than one letter.

Not for this language.

> Ever need to remove a letter?  Those are the types of 
> things I am interested in.

Only if it's spelt incorrectly :-)

Being able to say (C=consonant; V=vowel; Y=y hyphen; R=r hyphen; N=n hyphen):

If CVC and CVV/CVC come together and the make a non-permissible consonant 
pair, then place Y between them.
If CVV and CVC/CVV come together, then place R between them unless R creates a 
non-permissible consonant pair, in which case place N between them.

Would be great. Of course, I'd have to be able to define what a permissible 
consonant pair is. Also, being able to define /where/ words can connect at 
would be a big help in controlling compound words. 

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