Descrição e análise morfológica da terminologia da fisioterapia: subsídios para a organização de uma base de dados para o português
Ferreira, Daniela de Mattos
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Nowadays, the description of linguistic knowledge has been necessary due to the requirement of Natural Language Processing (NLP) programs to be able to properly recognize and process a natural language. As well as for the general language, the specialized ones also require this description, once many tasks, such as extraction of candidate terms, have been incorporated into these NLP tools. Given this reality, the present study aimed to describe the structure of terminological repertoire of Physiotherapy at the level of the internal structure of its constituent terms, using the SILEX constructional morphology model, created by Danielle Corbin (1987, 1991, 1997, 1999). To get to this morphological description based on the assumptions of the SILEX model, it was necessary to go through some steps, such as: separation in terms of simple units, non-built complex, morphological built units and syntagmatic compounds. From this separation, it was revealed that there is a widespread incidence of syntagmatic compounds in this terminology, especially those formed with the following structure: "test X", with X being an eponymy. The results of morphologically built units were: suffixation is the predominant process, mainly formed with the suffixes -ia,-ite,- ose, the composition was second, highlighting the presence of greeks archeoconstituants. Considering these results, it was possible to organize a database of Physiotherapy s morphological terminology, containing the terms and the formation processes, as well as another correlated database, containing all archeoconstituants used in the formation of the terms. On this basis, we present the descriptive meaning of these units and related terms. We hope that these organized results might be useful for subsequent computational implementation and on-line availability of data. Thus, with this work, we intend to contribute to a better understanding of the morphological level, and call the attention of linguists for greater explicitness of linguistic knowledge, especially in the morphological level.