On the Complexity and Typology of Inflectional Morphological Systems

TACL 2019 Ryan CotterellChristo KirovMans HuldenJason Eisner

We quantify the linguistic complexity of different languages' morphological systems. We verify that there is an empirical trade-off between paradigm size and irregularity: a language's inflectional paradigms may be either large in size or highly irregular, but never both... (read more)

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