%0 Conference Proceedings
%T NLP Applications Based onWeightedMulti-Tape Automata
%A Kempe, André
%Y Blache, Philippe
%Y Nguyen, Noël
%Y Chenfour, Nouredine
%Y Rajouani, Abdenbi
%S Actes de la 11ème conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles. Posters
%D 2004
%8 April
%I ATALA
%C Fès, Maroc
%F kempe-2004-nlp
%X This article describes two practical applications of weighted multi-tape automata (WMTAs) in Natural Language Processing, that demonstrate the augmented descriptive power of WMTAs compared to weighted 1-tape and 2-tape automata. The two examples concern the preservation of intermediate results in transduction cascades and the search for similar words in two languages. As a basis for these applications, the article proposes a number of operations on WMTAs. Among others, it (re-)defines multi-tape intersection, where a number of tapes of one WMTA are intersected with the same number of tapes of another WMTA. In the proposed approach, multi-tape intersection is not an atomic operation but rather a sequence of more elementary ones, which facilitates its implementation.
%U https://aclanthology.org/2004.jeptalnrecital-poster.13
%P 73-78