Vcsn Meets Linguistics
- Sébastien Piat
Linguistics is one of the field of application of the automata theory, the latter being used to represent and manipulate languages. Vcsn has yet to be used for such applications. With the recent implementation of efficient composition, it was made possible to use the library to create a translator using transducers. This work will present the different steps of implementation of a translator from text language ("bjr") to french ("bonjour") using Vcsn, and the pipeline of the translating process using automata. We will go through the difficulties encountered during this implementation, from the absence of some algorithms to the poor performances of others.