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Publication Date: 1968-May
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Homographs: Classification and Identification.
Pacak, M.; Henisz, Bozena
Etudes de linguistique appliques, v 5 p89-105 1967
Homographs are defined in this study as sets of word forms which are spelled alike but which have entirely or partially different meanings and which may have different syntactic functions (that is, they belong to more than one form class or to more than one subclass of a form class). This report deals with the classification and identification of noun/verb homographs (N/V) and with noun/noun homographs of the -IK- type (NM/NF)-IK-) in the Russian language, and with their resolution. The procedure for the resolution of N/V homographs is based on the assumption at first that N/V is N. The procedure for the resolution of NM/NF homgraphs is based on the assumption at first that NM/NF is NM. If the tests designed to prove this assumption fail, then NM/NF is NF. Concordance research shows that (1) the frequency of N/V as N is higher than the frequency of N/V as V, and (2) the frequency of NM/NF-IK- as NF is much higher than that of (NM/NF)-IK- as NM. Contextual distribution and frequency are shown in Appendix I and II. A bibliography concludes the monograph. (The first part of this paper was published as "Homographs, Their Classification and Identification," in "Vistas in Information Handling," Volume I, Chapter V, Spartan Books, Washington, D.C., 1963.) (Author/AMM)
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