Turkish and its challenges for language processing

Kemal Oflazer

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We present a short survey and exposition of some of the important aspects of Turkish that have proven challenging for natural language processing. Most of the challenges stem from the complex morphology of Turkish and how morphology interacts with syntax. We also provide a short overview of the major tools and resources developed for Turkish natural language processing over the last two decades.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-653
Number of pages15
JournalLanguage Resources and Evaluation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2014



  • Language resources
  • Natural language processing
  • Turkish

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education

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