Simple Models for Word Formation in English Slang

7 Apr 2018 Vivek Kulkarni William Yang Wang

We propose generative models for three types of extra-grammatical word formation phenomena abounding in English slang: Blends, Clippings, and Reduplicatives. Adopting a data-driven approach coupled with linguistic knowledge, we propose simple models with state of the art performance on human annotated gold standard datasets... (read more)

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