Nouns: Welcome!

snphan | Oct. 24, 2021, 8:38 p.m.

Hello and welcome back everyone!

We hope the PA 101: Series was helpful. If you haven't had the chance to go through it yet, we highly recommend checking it out here. This series on Nouns is a bit more of an advanced topic and focuses specifically on what happens to the pitch patterns of nouns as we put them together in a chain. This is a little different from sentence-level pitch accent where we look at what happens to the pitch when we combine words. Rather we look at what happens to the pitch accent when we chain nouns together (nouns in succession) to form the words that make up a sentence. JPAD's Parser uses Unidic to break large words into their component nouns and get the pitch accent patterns. From there it rebuilds the noun following the rules that will be described in this Nouns series to obtain the pitch accent pattern of the entire compound noun. Of course, since the Parser constructs the word by itself, it knows what decisions were made to arrive at the pitch accent pattern of the entire word and can output an explanation of how it got the pitch accent that it did. 

We hope you enjoy this series and learn something new. Let's go! πŸš€