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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Wed Mar 20, 2002  5:52 pm
Subject:  Re: SignBank 3: What kind of search-routines do you want?

SignWriting List
March 20, 2002

Stuart Thiessen wrote:
>Another possibility is to do what we might call dictionary vs. "inflected"
>forms. For example, if I put in the sign "TO GO", could it find "I GO", "HE
>GOES", "THEY GO". Or repetitive motion signs or noun variants of verb
>signs. This starts to get out of the phonetic aspects and gets into
>morphology of signs, but maybe there is a way to add a "morphology" module
>to the signbank so that this kind of research would be possible?

Thanks for this input, Stuart! Wow....a "morphology module"...that
sounds sophisticated!

Regarding what can be done right now in SignBank....In SignBank 1,
Searching by Words, you can type in a search-word, like "GO", and if
there are 30 signs that are variations of "GO" in the dictionary,
SignBank 1 finds them all and lists them with words. Then you click
on the word-variation you want, and you get that sign... Take a look
at this example, with the sign for "HELP" listed all the HELP
variations. Is this what you mean for the "morphology" module?...
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