Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian and Macedonian

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Progress of the work in the bonding period

Insofar, a new dictionary has been started from scratch, some paradigms added from the grammar of croatian, along with some closed word categories. The most extensive work has been done with male noun paradigms, and seems that most work will be done with nouns. Adjectives are inherently more work, but there is less variation. To the dictionary paradigms have been added for verbs, for the present, aorist, imperfect, and futureI tense (the combination of the clitic 'ću' with the infinitive).


Testing framework
  • Set up pending/regression tests framework
  • Set testvoc
  • Set up corpus/generation-test
Serbo-Croatian dictionary

The reflex of yat:

  • Adding two additional modes to the monodix (ek/ijek) so that lemmas containing yat can be analysed both as ekavian and ijekavian
  • Update the makefile and the xslt machinery so that this works

Verbs(Marked for aspect and transitivity) Modal verbs:

  • Verb to be (biti)
  • Clitic verb htjeti, to mark future,
  • suffixes for present, imperfect and aorist
  • the futureII aux verb (perfective present of to be) is already in the dictionary, but needs to be marked accordingly.
  • same goes for the aorist of to be marking conditional
  • the l-participle needs more detailed marking, behaves differently in respect to number


  • One paradigm added, with quite extensive marking
  • marked for definiteness


  • masculine : a great deal of paradigms covered
  • feminine : some general cases
  • neuter : some general cases

Closed word categories:

    • prepositions (including the ones of type s/sa and k/ka, which need to be postprocessed in generation)
    • conjunctions
    • interjections
    • particles
    • pronouns (personal, reflexive, possesive, interrogative, relational, demonstrative (pronoun and adjective), indefinite, negative, ...


  • Add the paradigms from the grammar of Croatian (the one by Barić, Lončarić, Malić, Pavešić, Peti, Zečević, Znika) to the sh monodix [in progress]
  • Obtain a grammar of Serbian, for reference on differences
Macedonian dictionary
  • Add determiner forms for some pronouns (e.g demonstratives, possessives, etc.) -- things that can modify nouns
Bilingual dictionary
  • Update the pronoun entries, the symbols in the monodix have been adjusted to correspond more closely to the analysis in the macedonian monodix
Transfer rules

Disambiguation rules

  • Remove 'Num' reading of 'sto' (N or Num) if preceeded by a determiner.
  • Remove 'A' / 'Det' following noun.
  • Remove 'V' after possessive pronoun.
  • Remove 'Pcle' for 'ovaj' if not followed by a comma.
  • Remove 'Adj' if 'Adj' OR 'Prop' if previous word is 'U' and second word not part of an NP (e.g. pronoun, finite verb, ...)
    • U Bugarskoj je do sada dijagnosticirano samo 366 slučajeva, a u Hrvatskoj 341.

See also

External links

Further reading

  • Ivan Todorović "Disambiguation of Serbian sentences with Unitex".