[libvoikko] Proposed interface for hyphenator components

Harri Pitkänen hatapitk at iki.fi
Mon Dec 7 20:01:15 EET 2009

On Monday 07 December 2009 02:55:46 Krister Lindén wrote:
> Other effects on the spelling could also be modeled with this, but the
> consolidated output assumes that the effects of hyphenation are always
> local, i.e. there are no discontinuous side-effects further away in the
> string for hyphenating at one point and that any changes in the input
> string surrounding the introduced hyphen relate to this hyphen, i.e. the
> first non-changing character on either side of a hyphen breaks the need
> to modify the input string.

If I understood correctly, array

q q 0
w w 1
e é 1
a a 0

would result in hyphenations "qw-éa" and "qwé-a". First I thought that it is 
not possible to represent case where the word should be hyphenated as 
{"qw-ea", "qwé-a"} or {"qw-éa", "qwe-a"} meaning that changes in one letter 
syllables cannot be forced to appear only on one side of the hyphenation 
point. But perhaps if we want to hyphenate "qwea" as {"qw-ea", "qwé-a"} we 
could use a zero length insertion like this:

q q 0
w w 1
e é 1
a a 0

It seems like this format could be enough for our needs.


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