Chukchi is a language with rich and complicated morphology and incorporation. By now morphological parsers using regular expressions were not able to handle it properly. The platforms themselves were not very user-friendly (no documentation whatsoever). HFST offers more possibilities than regular expressions for both analysing and constructing forms of Chukchi. Apertium is, on the one hand, a platform that uses HFST, and on the other hand, a community that is interested in minor languages. Chukchi is a minority language in Russia that needs a transducer-based morphological parser -- seems like a perfect match.



Vasilisa Andriyanets


  • Michael Dunn
  • Maria Pupynina
  • Francis Tyers