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Hyphenation Algorithm For Romance Languages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000067793D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Heus, R [+details]

Abstract

In Romance languages the syllabification of words depends on the order of concatenated alphabetic characters in a word. When considering a word for hyphenation, it is sufficient to examine only four concatenated characters within that word to determine whether (from the sequence of vowels and consonants) a hyphenation decision can be made within this four-character string. Words of three characters or less are not considered for hyphenation.