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Recommendations on morphology


  1. Decide whether word subunits may have a role to play in the intended application.
  2. For a large vocabulary  (> 5000 words) spoken language lexical database   of a highly inflecting  language as a general resource, consider using a morphology component to generate fully inflected forms, either on demand or precompiled as a (very large) table.
  3. For specific problem areas such as the identification of new words or increasing the robustness of a recogniser , consider using morphological units in speech recognition .
  4. In highly inflecting  languages, consider the use of stochastic language models  based on word stems  as an alternative to fully inflected words.

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