Normalizing Early English Letters to Present-day English Spelling

COLING 2018 Mika H{\"a}m{\"a}l{\"a}inenTanja S{\"a}ilyJack RueterJ{\"o}rg TiedemannEetu M{\"a}kel{\"a}

This paper presents multiple methods for normalizing the most deviant and infrequent historical spellings in a corpus consisting of personal correspondence from the 15th to the 19th century. The methods include machine translation (neural and statistical), edit distance and rule-based FST... (read more)

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