Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2023, Volume: 16, Issue: 35, Pages: 2894-2901
Irum Naz Sodhar1*, Suriani Sulaiman2, Abdul Hafeez Buller3
1Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Computer Science, Kulliyyah (Faculty) of Information and Communication Technology, International Islamic University, Malaysia
2Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Kulliyyah (Faculty) of Information and Communication Technology, International Islamic University, Malaysia
3Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, Kulliyyah (Faculty) of Engineering, International Islamic University, Malaysia
Email: [email protected]
Received Date:10 July 2023, Accepted Date:02 August 2023, Published Date:25 September 2023
Objectives: Understanding word construction and internal structure, especially in the Sindhi language, requires knowledge of the linguistic field known as morphology. In this study, Sindhi morphology is examined with particular attention paid to its structure, function, nature, word categories, and writing system. Natural Language Processing (NLP) relies on morphological analysis to identify words and their grammatical features, enabling applications like spell checkers and machine translation. A comparative analysis is done to comprehend how Sindhi Morphology developed. Because research on morphology analysis lack proper classification and cover both modern and conventional methodologies, Sindhi morphology variances present difficulties for computerization. Methods: Morphological analysis is crucial in Natural Language Processing (NLP) domains like spell checkers and gadget translation, studying word production and phrase shape using morphemes, the smallest grammatical elements in a language. Morphemes are the building blocks of words and are divided into free and fixed morphemes. Findings: Sindhi’s rich morphology and complexity enable borrowing and lending of words, but ambiguity is high due to similar patterns and vowel deletions. Morphological analysis influences semantic and syntactic analysis. Computerization is challenging due to prefixes, suffixes, and stem positions. Primary and secondary words can be subdivided into compound and complicated terms. The language uses initial, middle, and end writing styles. Novelty: This research aims to develop an automatic Sindhi morphological analyzer for future NLP applications, ensuring compatibility with existing Information Technology world applications. It will help understand Sindhi word structure and benefit software developers in developing Sindhi natural language and speech processing applications.
Keywords: Sindhi Morphology; Morphological Analysis; NLP; Communication and information sharing; machine Learning
© 2023 Sodhar et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)
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