International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 1 (2011) No. 3, pages: 248-252, Proceeding of the International Conference on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology (ICASEIT 2011), Bangi, Malaysia, 14-15 January 2011, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.1.3.52

A Synonym Contextual-based Process for Handling Word Similarity in Malay Sentence

Suhaimi Ab Rahman, Nazlia Bt Omar, Hassan Mohamed, Mohd Juzaidin Ab Aziz


In this paper, we attempt to describe a method of finding word similarity within a Malay sentence. The list of similarity word produced is based on searching the appropriate context within a Malay  sentence. The context is determined by seeking rules from a rule-based phrase database. In implementing this approach, a working prototype application is described which can be used as a tool for improving writing text in Malay language, especially well adapted toward the requirements of teaching and learning this language in primary and secondary schools. The overall concept presented in this paper will assist us to identify clearly what are the basic components and their specifications that should exist in the process. On the other hand, it is also important to point out the possible drawbacks and constraints of the practical approach suggested.


synonyms; rule-based; Malay grammar structure; Malay Part-of-Speech(POS)

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