sylseg-sk(1) segments a Slovak words in to the sylables


sylseg-sk [--best] [--color] [--dl debug level] [--help] [--ofile <file_name>] [<input_file>]


The sylabic segmentation is esential for some linguistic or speech recognition applications. Depending on the language either rule based or statistical approach is beying used. For Slovak the statistical approach seems to be more suitable.

sylseg-sk implements one of the statistical approaches for the syllabic segmentation. Each input word is segmented into the syllables. The several possible segmentations are generated and sorted by the likelihood. If no input file is specified, the standard input is expected. If input file is used then the output is written in to the file as well. The filename is input filename with the extension ".syllables".

The input output code page is ISO 8859-2. To use it with different CP use some CP convertor and pipes. For example to have input and output in UTF-8 use (for interactive use): filterm UTF8-iso2 iso2-UTF8 sylseg-sk or (for batch processing) iconv -f UTF-8 -t ISO_8859-2 | sylseg-sk | iconv -f ISO_8859-2 -t UTF-8

Performance of the syllabic segmentation depend on the used statistics. To improve the quality of the segmentation it is possible to train the better system with the sylseg-sk-training tool and replace the original file located in /usr/share/sylseg_sk/sylseg-sk.stats

The design of the sylseg-sk is language independent. With retrained statistics it theoreticaly should work for any language.


Print the best result only.
Enable color output.
--dl 1..5
Set the debug level. Control the amount of displayed information The debug level 0 displays nothing. The maximum level 5 displays full debugging report. The default debug level is 1.
display a short help text
--ofile <file_name>
Write output also in to given file.


Use standard input and debug level 3:
sylseg-sk --dl 3

Process all the from file aaa.txt and print just the best segmentation:
sylseg-sk --best aaa.txt


sylseg-sk returns a zero if it succeeds to process all the input words


Jozef Ivanecky (dodo (at)