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Meeting_2005-11-21

Meeting setup

  • Date: 21.11.2005
  • Time: 10.00 Norw. time
  • Place: Wherever we are : -)
  • Tools: iChat, SubEthaEdit, phone

Agenda

  1. Opening, agenda review
  2. Reviewing the task list from two weeks ago
  3. The Árran journey
  4. Documentation - divvun.no
  5. Corpus gathering
  6. Corpus infrastructure
  7. Linguistics
  8. Speller infrastructure
  9. Other issues
  10. Summary, task lists
  11. Closing

1. Opening, agenda review, participants

Opened at 10: 12.

Present: Børre, Saara, Sjur, Thomas, Trond

Absent: Maaren, Tomi

Main secretary: Sjur

Agenda accepted with Árran as an additional point.

2. Reviewing the task list from the last meeting

Børre

  • Contact oahpahusossodat about texts
  • Gather public texts
  • Continue converting text from input format to our xml
    • Done some, will have to automate it.
  • Document the corpus directory structure
    • Done some.
  • Ask Thor-Øivind to move bugzilla to our new webserver
    • ... and update Bugzilla at the same time
  • install new XXE and the new XXE Forrest config for all (or check that it is installed and working)
    • Not done
  • mark-up names
    • Not done
  • divvun.no and giellatekno.uit.no
    • Binary files download area
    • Make the conversion to static site, using our own script.
      • Not done
  • hyphenation in corpus docs
    • Not done
  • meet with Anders Kintel in Árran
    • Done
  • corpus xsl files under version control
    • Not done
  • Other
    • Doctored Maarens computer on Tuesday. See, emacs and XXE should work as expected now.

Maaren

  • shall work with Sámi place names only
  • update the last issue in the North Sámi normativity issues document

Saara

  • Look at the corpus infrastructure issue
  • Look at the corpus interface issue with Lars
  • look into efficient editing of the xml proper name lexicon (tools, modes, etc)
    • xml template for namelex format in gt/common/src/proper-nouns.xml
  • Convert the name lexicon from present format to xml
    • waiting for the format
  • document corpus infrastructure, your own parts
    • done
  • Look at the hyphenation issue
    • not done
  • Update the corpus.dtd
    • done
  • corpus xsl files under version control
    • not done
  • make preprocess and lookup2cg faster
    • work in progress

Sjur

  • Lule Sámi twol problems, look again at the sets definition with Thomas and Trond, Wednesday
    • No time last week
  • risten.no bugs and fixes
  • follow up on voice group-chat not working to Sámediggi
    • Test Marratech
      • still no working link
  • project planning with Trond, continued
    • also look at the development processes - specification and testing
      • nothing
  • Follow up on place names from Norge Digitalt
    • write an e-mail to or call Bjørn Olav Megard
      • nothing
  • Evaluate SFST as speller (and analyzer) lexicon
    • more thorough analysis than was possible in Guovdageaidnu
      • nothing
  • write a background document on the corpus contracts
    • not yet
  • discuss kvensk project support with Trond
  • proper name integration with risten.no
  • discuss risten.no work with Tomi
    • some further discussions done
  • write public tender documents
    • updates to the deliverables doc
  • buy:
    • new computer (project server)?
  • hyphenation in corpus docs
    • Børre and I discussed this topic in the car, regarding some of the texts we have. We want to replace all hyphens with a tag like <hyph/> as part of the conversion of the corpus files. This way we can easily replace the tag with either zero or something else for testing purposes. The hyph->tag process needs some intelligence to avoid replacing in cases like "intra- og ekstranett"
  • meet with Anders Kintel in Árran
    • Done, as well as with Bård Eriksen from a publisher housed in Árran.
  • Other:
    • ordered AppleCare extended warranty to all Divvun computers.
    • presentation of the Divvun project at the Árran conference

Thomas

  • work on North Sámi compounding and derivation
    • worked on compounding and still working
  • Look at Linguistic bugs with Trond
    • not anything done this week
  • Continue to meet with Sjur and Trond about and work with the definition of G1, G2, G3
    • not met this week, written suggestion to the last problem in Unison newsgroup
  • update the lule sámi normativity issues document
    • done

Tomi

  • Aspell: Continue working on the affix file & aspell
    • Contact aspell author (UTF-8 thing)
  • three-part compounding
  • corpus infrastructure: dtd location (both public and internal)
  • Document aspell and corpus infrastructure
  • Specification for new catxml in C++
    • this includes also placing the source and binary
  • discuss about xml-processing with Saara
  • look into efficient editing of the xml proper name lexicon (tools, modes, etc)
  • start looking at conversion of the name lexicon from present format to xml
  • discuss risten.no work with Sjur
  • Look into synchronisation of proper names with risten.no
  • hyphenation in corpus docs
  • corpus xsl files under version control
  • add automatic language detection to the corpus processing
  • corpus processing problem (convert2xml.pl at line 91)

Trond

  • Send the contract to the university lawyer
    • Done, and discussed with her. Next step is to integrate the (minor) changes and then make our Tromsø version.
  • Look into the document hyphenation issue
    • Not done.
  • Look at the three-part compound issue
    • Had a look at Thomas' rule set, that's all.
  • Work on the CG-related bugs on the bug list (7 open) (numeral related ones postponed.
    • Had a long look at them. Except the notoriously wexy #77, all of them are linked to the forthcoming numeral project.
  • project planning with Sjur, continued
    • Bought the program, at least, but at that point Sjur was off to Drag.
    • also look at the development processes - specification and testing
  • The name project
    • Work on the name project, mark up names (exactly 100 names left)
    • Most work on this issue done by others this week
    • Extract complex names from version 1.126 and save them as a separate file in common.
    • Checked in this moment...
  • discuss kvensk project support with Sjur
    • Sporadically mentioned.
  • Work on the G3 bug issue with Sjur and Thomas, carry it over to sme.
    • Discussed a bit with Thomas, otherways awaiting Thomas' Lule Sámi cleanup.
  • Worked mostly on disamb issues, including corpus issues.

3. Árran trip

The fifth Sámi Conference

Killer Whale Safari

A wonderful (put in your favourite travel noun here)!

Meeting with Anders Kintel

He is using Filemaker Pro, with two fields in his database. Sámi word in one field, and the rest of the lemma article in the other.

We have asked for the first field only, and we will put it in the corpus repository as is, and use it as a regular corpus text (not for disambiguation, though).

Meeting with Bård Eriksen, publisher from Báhko

Very positive, Børre will return to him around the middle of December. Báhko is publishing everything from Árran (the center).

Presentation

Sjur held a 15-20 min presentation of the Divvun project, and a short speller demo. The demo didn't go that well, due to the test document. Conclusion: we need to have a pre-made test document, to be able to properly test and demonstrate the speller.

4. Documentation

Documentation tasks:

Add documentation on our corpus infrastructure and our corpus work in general ( Børre, Tomi, Trond, Saara):

  • The directory structure is now settled (as of last meeting), and should be documented.

For the basic corpora, we need 2 additional types of documentation, or doc for 2 target groups:

  1. For the users/linguists: What corpus are found, how do I use them (this info is now scattered) (Part of the HOTWO USE is documented in the catxml docu The what documents are found where etc + an overall documentation is not written, since the corpus is so sparsely populated)
  2. For the collectors: How do I add texts, where do I add them, how do I convert them (this is (partly?) done in the Corpus Conversion document)

test:

  • add/update Aspell documentation (Tomi)
    • Some documentation has been written, but there still is work to be done.
  • as always: document what you're doing: -) (all)

Divvun.no down again

Tomcat is running out of memory in between. Børre will look into changing to Forrest generating static html pages (forrest site), and serve those off of the standard Apache server. He will also look at utilizing Forrestbot as the tool to update the site, instead of our homegrown script.

Update: Only one small change needed in our own script. Binary download section should be included.

5. Corpus gathering

Governmental documents (earlier in pdf, now in html)

Børre has gathered files from the Sámediggi Will go on gathering files from Odin.

Contracts

Update: All SD versions now synchronised with the templates. Trond met with the lawyer, and she commented the updated versions. Trond will soon update the contracts.

6. Corpus infrastructure

Updated task list:

  1. Include the xsl files under version control (Børre, Tomi, Saara)
  2. Incorporate language detection as part of the corpus processing (Tomi)
  3. we need a way to deal with hyphenated documents (documents with (manually) inserted hyphenation marks) in catxml/preprocess. ( Tomi, Børre, (discussion in the newsgroup: ) Sjur, Trond, Saara)
    1. Discuss details in the newsgroup
    2. in normal cases hyphenation points should be removed
    3. when testing the robustness of our parsers, as well as when testing the hyphenator, the hyphenation points should be retained:
      1. This is true for examples like "eala-<CR>hus", they should be converted to something like: "eala<hyph/>hus", in order to both keep the hyphenation information when needed, and get it out of the way when not.
      2. In cases of truncated compounds like "ealahus-<CR> ja ...", we want the hyphen to stay untouched, and be part of the linguistic processing.
      3. There are sporadically text books with explicit hyphenation points, like: ea-la-hus. In these documents, all hyphens, without exception, should be converted to <hyph/>.

7. Linguistics

Name lexicon

Summary: see the newsgroup

The plan for this project was as follows: Two lines of work run in parallel:

  1. name markup
  2. testing of conversion
  3. eXist as editor:
    1. develop the needed XQueries and interface
    2. synchronisation between risten.no and
    3. test whether eXist as editor is actually working well

I updated the file gt/common/src/proper-nouns.xml with different formats for printing the namelex in the xml. (The line wrap makes it difficult to present them here.) These were among the default ones in xmltwig package. Also other formats are possible, e.g. having the whole entry in one line, but I found it difficult to read. My favorite is the record_c -format, where each <form> is in its own line.

When these two tasks are done (at some point in the future), the conversion will be done.

Status quo on the two lines of work:

The mark up of the remaining 400 entries until conversion starts (People allocated look at the rest: Maaren, Ilona, Trond, Børre). This week's status quo is as follows (exactly 100 names not assigned):

  31 BERN
  19 LONDON
  16 NIILLAS
  15 MARJA
  11 ACCRA
   4 HEANDARAT
   3 ANAR
   1 ALEUHTAT

The technical issues are specified in earlier memos. Conducted by: Tomi, Saara, Sjur. Sjur and Tomi will tomorrow Tuesday report back on a plan for using risten.no as editor for our name lexicon

A very short example is found at common/src/proper-nouns.xml. Saara has made a conversion script which is ready to use. More discussions on the layout of the resulting xml file is needed.

Complex names

Task list for this issue:

  • find eventual unique second-parts (B-parts of names that do not exist in isolation)
  • remove these B-parts from the ordinary name file (Tomi)
  • the resulting file format should be identical to our present prop-name file (=lexc), that can then be converted to our new xml format using the same script as for the regular names
  • make sure xml2lexc can handle complex names in ways compatible with our present tool chain (=reconstruct the lexc format we have now)

The file proper-complex.xml has been added to gt/common/src. NOTE! It is not an xml file, but simply a lexc file taken from the 1.126 version of propernouns-sme-lex.txt and converted to utf-8.

The details of the new XML format needs to be further discussed in the newsgroup and integrated with the rest of the XML work and discussion.

North Sámi

  • three-part compounds issue still open
    • look at Lule Sámi, but apply it to second-parts only
    • Thomas is working on it
    • the exact rules for when shortening happens should be documented (Maaren will send the normativity decisions to Thomas)
    • descriptive facts from our corpus (Trond, Thomas)
    • linguistic analysis/discussion to continue in the newsgroup
  • number project still open
  • diphthong simplification/G3 issue should be carried over from Lule Sámi

Lule Sámi

Sjur, Thomas and Trond will cont. Lule Sámi issues.

Tasks:

  • update the normativity issues document:
    • Px issue
  • G3 open issues (S2; Sx = Spiik, consonant series)
    • Great progress has been made on the G3 issue, just some minor points remain.
    • Thomas, Trond and Sjur meet later this week to solve the rest

Numerals

The issue awaits closure of the propernames project, and is postponed to next week.

8. Speller infrastructure

Nothing this week either.

9. Other

Technical issues

  • The mac os / perl bug (at least Trond and Sjur has it):
    • utf8 "\xC4" does not map to Unicode at /Users/trond/gt/script/preprocess line 82. This msg did not show up in 10.3 (perl 5.8.1), but does so in 10.4 (perl 5.8.6). It is probably a perl - OS mismatch. (Trond, Thor Øivind, Tomi)
      • Trond has filed a bug report on this (#211), and discussed with Thor-Øivind, there is progress (Saara has commented), but the issue is complicated.

XXE updates

Who has the latest XXE (3.0) and the latest forrest config?

  • Børre - ok
  • Trond - ok
  • Maaren - ok
  • Tomi - no
  • Thomas - no
  • Saara - ok
  • Sjur - ok
  • Ilona - ok?
  • Linda - no

Børre is updating the ones not yet up to speed.

Video conferencing across firewalls

The problem we've had with the SD firewall persists, and there doesn't seem to be any resources available to help us. Geir Kaaby instead suggested we look at the Marratech package, and try it out. So please download the MacOS X client (or get it from me), and I'll send you the URL to the meeting room as soon as I get it.

Bug fixing

24 open bugs (and 24 risten.no bugs)

Bugzilla update

When Bugzilla is being moved, it should also be updated to the newest version, and the UTF-8 bug should be resolved.

risten.no

  • Organisation: could Tomi be used, in exchange for more linguistic work by (old) GIO members? Yes, it is ok, but how much still needs to be evaluated
  • it is ok to integrate "kvensk" placenames with risten.no
    • this should be integrated with the general proper name work - we want all proper names integrated with risten.no, df above
    • needs further development of risten.no to allow for multiple XML bases to be presented and maintained in parallel. This is to be further worked on by Tomi and Sjur
  • infrastructure for proper names in place by end of November, if everything goes well (or according to a tentative plan)

AppleCare extended warranty

All Divvun computers (PowerBook G4s) have received an extended warranty to the end of the project period. The warranty product (AppleCare) needs to be registered before it is effective. Please do that as soon as possible when you receive the package, and NO later than 24.11. You should also include your wireless keyboard as part of the registration (you register all Apple hardware covered by AppleCare, which is all equipment bought at the same time: computer and keyboard).

9. Summary, task list

Børre

  • Contact oahpahusossodat about texts
  • Gather public texts
  • Continue converting text from input format to our xml
  • Document the corpus directory structure
  • Ask Thor-Øivind to move bugzilla to our new webserver
    • ... and update Bugzilla at the same time
  • install new XXE and the new XXE Forrest config for all (or check that it is installed and working)
  • mark-up names
  • divvun.no and giellatekno.uit.no
    • Binary files download area
    • Make the conversion to static site, using our own script.
  • hyphenation in corpus docs
  • corpus xsl files under version control
  • register AppleCare

Maaren

  • shall work with Sámi place names only
  • update the last issue in the North Sámi normativity issues document
  • register AppleCare

Saara

  • Look at the corpus infrastructure issue
  • Look at the corpus interface issue with Lars
  • look into efficient editing of the xml proper name lexicon (tools, modes, etc)
  • Convert the name lexicon from present format to xml
  • document corpus infrastructure, your own parts
  • Look at the hyphenation issue
  • Update the corpus.dtd
  • corpus xsl files under version control

Sjur

  • Lule Sámi twol problems, look again at the sets definition with Thomas and Trond
  • risten.no bugs and fixes
  • follow up on voice group-chat not working to Sámediggi
    • Test Marratech
  • project planning with Trond, continued
    • also look at the development processes - specification and testing
  • Follow up on place names from Norge Digitalt
    • write an e-mail to or call Bjørn Olav Megard
  • Evaluate SFST as speller (and analyzer) lexicon
    • more thorough analysis than was possible in Guovdageaidnu
  • write a background document on the corpus contracts
  • discuss kvensk project support with Trond
  • proper name integration with risten.no
  • discuss risten.no work with Tomi
  • write public tender documents
  • hyphenation in corpus docs
  • buy:
    • new computer (project server)?
  • register AppleCare

Thomas

  • work on North sámi compounding and derivation
  • Look at Linguistic bugs with Trond
  • Continue to meet with Sjur and Trond about and work with the definition of G1, G2, G3
  • update the lule sámi normativity issues document about incorporation of loan words
  • register AppleCare

Tomi

  • Aspell: Continue working on the affix file & aspell
    • Contact aspell author (UTF-8 thing)
  • three-part compounding
  • corpus infrastructure: dtd location (both public and internal)
  • Document aspell and corpus infrastructure
  • Specification for new catxml in C++
    • this includes also placing the source and binary
  • discuss about xml-processing with Saara
  • look into efficient editing of the xml proper name lexicon (tools, modes, etc)
  • start looking at conversion of the name lexicon from present format to xml
  • discuss risten.no work with Sjur
  • Look into synchronisation of proper names with risten.no
  • hyphenation in corpus docs
  • corpus xsl files under version control
  • add automatic language detection to the corpus processing
  • register AppleCare

Trond

  • update the contracts with changes from the university lawyer
  • Look into the document hyphenation issue
  • Look at the three-part compound issue
  • Work on the CG-related bugs on the bug list (7 open) (numeral related ones postponed.
  • project planning with Sjur, continued
    • also look at the development processes - specification and testing
  • The name project
    • Work on the name project, mark up names (100 names left)
  • discuss kvensk project support with Sjur
  • Work on the G3 bug issue with Sjur and Thomas, carry it over to sme.

10. Next meeting, closing

21.11.2005 09: 30

Closed at 12: 31