Rules for normalization of Greek words?

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Rules for normalization of Greek words?

Post by NathanSmith » March 8th, 2013, 9:14 pm

Is anyone aware of a documented list of rules for normalizing Greek words? Off the top of my head it would include:
  • Changing grave accents to acute
  • Undoing elision
  • Dealing with movable ν
  • etc.
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Re: Rules for normalization of Greek words?

Post by Stephen Carlson » March 18th, 2013, 7:55 am

It depends on what you mean by "normalization." I think Perseus and/or TLG have done work in this area. Perhaps they've posted something pertinent.
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Re: Rules for normalization of Greek words?

Post by NathanSmith » March 18th, 2013, 9:26 am

Perseus does have a nice list of Greek stop words in the Hopper source code, but I was not able to find anything on normalization at first glance. I'll take a closer look, and also at TLG.

By normalization, I basically mean presenting the form out-of-context, but still declined/conjugated. This is the same as the 3rd word column in the MorphGNT if you are familiar. It's the last step before going to the lexical form.
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Re: Rules for normalization of Greek words?

Post by Stephen Carlson » March 18th, 2013, 9:31 am

OK, you'll also have to deal with accent marks generated by enclitics that follow a word.
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