Syllabification - Lemmatization

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As explained above, the third column shows the lemmatization information for the word. This lemmatization is done by an automatic lemmatizer that uses a database of 4,980,387 inflected forms from 196,597 canonical forms. The lemmatization information includes the canonical form and grammatical category. For example, the above figure shows that the word "soluciones" (solutions) could be an inflected form of the verb "solucionar" (to solve) or are inflected form of the noun "solución" (solution). The verb “solucionar” (to solve) is underlined because contains a hyperlink to that application Conjugador TIP, a conjugate tool.

When the word is recognized as a “prefixal neologism” the prefix, or prefixes, and the canonical form are shown separately.

A word formed by the addition of a prefix that have been consolidated in the language is not a neologism, but, in despite, the prefix could continue being prominent for the user. When these consolidated words could be syllabified in different ways depending on the prominence of the prefix a colour code is used to indicate that prominence. The figure shows that the word "desarme" (disarmament) have two possible syllabifications:

  • When it is an inflected form of the verb "desarmar" (to disarm), formed by the addition of the prefix "des-" to the verb "armar" (to arm), the prefix is marked using apple green because it is prominent.
  • When it is the noun "desarme" (disarmament), formed by suffixal derivation from the verb "desarmar" (to disarm), the prefix is marked as not prominent using “light green” because the noun "arme" does not exists.

Consolidated words formed by the addition of a prefix cause the apparition of an icon ( ) which spam information about the word formation. This is especially useful for words which do not difference syllabification depending on prefixes, for example words having irregularities, like "contralmirante" (rear admiral).