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Meeting_2008-05-05

Meeting setup

  • Date: 5.5.2008
  • Time: 10.15 Norw. time
  • Place: Internet
  • Tools: SubEthaEdit, iChat/Skype

Agenda

Cf. one of the following, depending on context:

  • the upper bar of the SEE window (provided you use the JSPWiki syntax mode)
  • the TOC in Forrest-rendered output, like HTML and PDF

Opening, agenda review, participants

Opened at 10: 24.

Present: Børre, Jovsset, Per-Eric, Sjur, Thomas, Tomi, Trond

Absent: none

Agenda accepted as is.

Updated task status since last meeting

Børre

  • Hunspell lexicon conversion
    • Had a discussion with Sjur on wednesday about how to make .dic and .aff files for hunspell.
  • prepare migration to svn (with Sjur, Trond)
    • have set up accounts for the workers at Samediggi and the University of Tromsø. https access is the mandatory access method.
  • release hunspell public beta at the end of April (with Sjur)
    • won't happen, because of problems converting to the hunspell format
  • review hunspell lexicon branch (with Thomas), merge with trunk if ok
    • done
  • try to repair G5 accounts for iCal Server
    • not done
  • make a test-all target that runs all tests we have
    • not done
  • define and document testing routines
    • not done
  • fix bugs!

Jovsset

  • follow up on sma corpus texts

Lene

  • get the ped content ready
  • Work on test routine with Trond and Sjur

Maaren

  • Put the list of possible sma corpus sources into a document

Per-Eric

  • try to find other authors who have smj texts digitaly.
    • Nothing done
  • Work with missing list from texts written by Sigga Tuolja Sandström.
    • Worked and still working, probably finished with ja_jage_gållin_missing.txt this week
  • Work with missing list same_dutkama_pgr.txt
    • Nothing done
  • Work with missing list sameriekta_tjoahkkagæsos.txt
    • Nothing done
  • Keep the contact with Ulf-Stefan Winka.
    • Nothing done
  • fix bugs!
    • Nothing done

Saara

  • add new XSL/XML headers for proofing test docs
  • Set up ways of adding meta-information for proofing correct corpus docs (source info, used in testing or not, added to lexicon or not)
  • implement the ped UI and functionality

Sjur

  • follow up on sma corpus texts
    • Nothing done
  • name db/risten.no
    • Nothing done
  • make an improved sma project plan
    • Nothing done
  • publish corpus contracts and project infra as open-source on NoDaLi-sta
    • Nothing done
  • prepare migration to svn (with Børre, Trond)
    • tested committing, and some GUI clients sitting on top of the command line
  • release hunspell public beta at the end of April (with Børre)
    • depends on the hunspell development
  • update the Changes document
  • follow-up on some Polderland-related bugs: 621, 630, 652, 656
  • test latest hunspell lexicon
    • done
  • InDesign documentation
    • Nothing done
  • send calendar info to Jovsset
    • partially done
  • add CG regression test with Lene and Trond
    • Nothing done
  • make a test-all target that runs all tests we have
    • Nothing done
  • define and document testing routines
    • Nothing done
  • fix bugs!
  • other things:
    • worked on the dictionary conversion, to make MacOS dictionaries out of the machine translation project resources.

Thomas

  • look at test cases still not behaving properly
    • nothing this week
  • review hunspell lexicon branch with Børre
    • worked all week
  • fix bugs!
    • not much this week

Tomi

  • Hunspell lexicon conversion
    • nothing
  • document how compounding is controlled in the PLX conversion
    • not done
  • fix double hyphen bugs
    • not done
  • Make a pedagogical speller (after MA thesis is delivered)
    • not done
  • fix bugs!
  • other
    • delivered & defended MA thesis

Trond

  • Help Jovsset with vislcg3 and sma
  • Set up Jabber for Lene, Kimme, Saara
  • Prepare svn migration (with Sjur, Børre)
  • Work on test routine with Lene and Sjur
  • make a test-all target that runs all tests we have
  • define and document testing routines
  • fix bugs!.

Pedagogical software online

Same as last week: working on it. Saara has a demo UI ready for vocabulary games, but not online yet. Lene has worked a lot on the word lists.

We are considering a speller tied to the ped tools, with the lexicon consisting of a predefined set of target words (say, a list ov beverages if asked for what to drink, etc.), and a speller mechanism related to that list. The speller mechanism here could actually be hunspell, as the infrastructure will soon be in place, just include all and only the wanted words.

TODO:

  • get the content ready (Lene)
  • implement the UI and functionality (Saara)
  • get an easy-to-remember URL (UiT/IT)
  • More thorough skin, layout, ... (External person within the Ped team, Internal forrest expert) This we will postponed until later
  • Make a pedagogical speller (Tomi when finished with his MA thesis)
    • Turn off peripheral compounds (numbers, acros, perhaps names)
    • Increase editing distance by one for suggestions? Only possible with limited compounding

Documentation

TODO:

  • start to reorganise the documentation (Børre, Sjur, Trond)

Corpus gathering

Jovsset has sent texts found at sametinget to Børre, mostly his own texts. Still to be added to the corpus repository.

Nothing new regarding smj texts.

TODO:

  • follow up on sma corpus texts (Sjur, Jovsset)
  • follow-up on the smj texts from Kurt Tore ( Per-Eric)
  • get texts from Sigga Tuolja Sandstrøm, possibly through Ulf-Stefan Winka (contract is ok now) (Per-Eric)
  • other contacts: Nord-Salten avis (Børge Strandskog), Lena Davidsson daughter to Lars-Matto Tuolja
  • Put the list of possible corpus sources into a document gt/doc/lang/sma/sma-corpus-plan.jspwiki ( Maaren)
  • give contract with blank fields to Per-Eric ( Børre)

Future plans, directions and ideas

See a separate document in plan/strat/5year.jspwiki.

Infrastructure

Lene has worked on the CG test bench, including adding regression testing.

To accomodate future enhancements in different directions (in rough order of importance):

  1. test bench for all parts of our language technology efforts
  2. migrate to svn
  3. merge gt, kt and st into one, probably after the svn move
  4. more modularised make / build infra (prepare for smn, sms, sjd, others)
  5. close certain parts of the code repository (requires svn)
  6. set up the Leopard Server features for collaborative support:
    1. permanent chat rooms
    2. stored (and indexed) chat transcripts of the chat rooms
    3. iCal server / group calendars
    4. wiki
  7. wiki? (is part of Leopard Server) or other web-based documentation
  8. improve Forrest stability and i18n support
  9. reorganise the documentation content:
    1. differ between target groups
    2. get better grouping
    3. decide what to write in forrest and what in wiki (cf. Apertium for a similar split)
    4. update/add missing parts
  10. migrate lexicons to XML, splitting the task
    1. Name lexica (the Name project)
    2. Dictionaries (already in XML, task is to integrate them)
    3. Open POSes (Komi as a test case)
  11. change the look of the documentation web
  12. sfst? Both as replacement for xfst and for hunspell/open-source proofing tools
  13. investigate the NSIS installer, potentially replacing the InstallShield package from Polderland
  14. corpus content moved to Max Planck repositories?

TODO:

  • add CG regression test (Lene, Sjur, Trond)
    • in progress
  • make a test-all target that runs all tests we have (Børre, Sjur, Trond)
    • not yet
  • define and document testing routines (Børre, Sjur, Trond)
    • not yet
  • add Jabber account in iChat
    • check that all accounts are ready for iChat on the G5 (Børre)
      • done
    • UiT: Lene, Kimme, Saara (Trond)
  • prepare migration to svn (Børre, Sjur, Trond)
    • https access is now working. svn checkout https: //victorio.uit.no/repos
  • try to repair G5 accounts for iCal Server (Børre)

Linguistics

North Sámi

(nothing new, see proofing bugs below)

Lule Sámi

(nothing new, see proofing bugs below)

TODO:

  • sme->smj lexicon conversion to build bilingual lexicon resources, and increase smj coverage (Trond, Svenne).
  • Add the words when all words are ready.

South Sámi

Nothing new since last week.

Name lexicon/risten.no infrastructure

Much work last week on the SD-terms collection, and the editing code relating to it. All old legacy code was cleaned and moved into the proper place, and deletion of entries was added.

Next up: to finish the work on the SD-terms collection (editing), then look at the name lexicon, and also dictionary search interface.

TODO:

  1. fix i18n bug in risten.no/G5 (so they will work without the proper locale request) (Sjur)
  2. fix bugs in lexc2xml; add comments to the log element (Saara)
  3. finish first version of the editing (Sjur)
  4. test editing of the xml files. If ok, then: ( Sjur, Thomas, Trond)
  5. make terms-smX.xml <=== automatically from propernoun-sme-lex.xml (add nob as well) (the morphological section should be kept intact, in e.g. propernoun-sme-morph.txt) (Sjur, Saara)
  6. convert propernoun-($lang)-lex.txt to a derived file from common xml files ( Sjur, Tomi, Saara)
  7. implement data synchronisation between risten.no and the cvs repo, and possibly other servers (ie the G5 as an alternative server to the public risten.no - it might be faster and better suited than the official one; also local installations could be treated the same way)
  8. start to use the xml file as source file
  9. clean terms-sme.xml such that all names have the correct tag for their use (e.g. @type=secondary) (Thomas, Maaren, linguists)
  10. merge placenames which are errouneously in different entries: e.g. Helsinki, Helsingfors, Helsset (linguists)
  11. publish the name lexicon on risten.no (Sjur)
  12. add missing parallel names for placenames (linguists)
  13. add informative links between first names like Niillas and Nils ( linguists)

Dictionaries

MacOS X electronic dictionaries for smenob and smesmj. They work with Dictionary.app, and by point-and-keypress.

Install in:

~/Library/Dictionaries/

TODO:

  • find similar frameworks for Linux and Windows
  • make simple installer applications
  • make a public release
    • Make a homepage with instructions for dictionary use: xtdoc/gtuit/src/documentation/content/xdocs/dict.eng.xml
    • Clarify the difference between local and online dictionaries:
      • Plugin for Firefox and Internet Explorer (online dictionaries)
      • Integrated dictionary for Mac 10.5 (local ones), in the future also Windows and Linux

Proofing tools

Hunspell

Strategy for creating .dic and .aff files: Because any wordform can only be split into at most three parts (because hunspell has maximally "double suffix stripping" (ie one suffix + one suffix)), we decided to put wordstems into the dic file, and then put the rest of the wordform into the aff file.

We will make one suffix lexicon for each lexc lexicon

'+' implies continuation lexicon, '*' implies lack of continuation lexicon.

Wordstems // dersuffix // infl // pos&clitic
100000    //  100       //  100  // 10
100000    +  (100       *   100 ) +   10   = 110 010 = divide late
100000    +   100       +  (100   *   10 ) = 101 100 = divide early

TODO:

  1. test latest lexicon (Sjur)
  2. add smj to the soup, make sure it works roughly as good as sme ( Børre, Thomas, Per-Eric)
    1. added to derivations, needs to be tested
  3. fix the remaining conversion bugs for sme ( Børre, Tomi)
  4. return to smj, and fix whatever is left to fix (Børre, Tomi)
  5. release a public beta at the end of April (Børre, Sjur)

Testing

Spelling Error Markup

TODO:

  • Set up ways of adding meta-information (source info, used in testing or not, added to lexicon or not) (Saara)
  • test new and nested error markup (Sjur)

Speller bugs

List of bugs returned from Polderland: 621, 630, 652, 656, 676.

Open issues based on test results :

sme

Version: Davvisámi, version 1.0.1, 2008-04-01

  • 425 - REGRESSION: other words from Divvun.no - two words rejected
  • 426 - comp words from Divvun.no - guoktedássásaš accepted - still OPEN
  • 435 - roman numbers - REGRESSION: inflection of single letter numbers rejected (but is ok in smj)
    • we should pregenerate all numbers once and for all, and store them in a separate lexicon file
  • 452 - REGRESSION: several lexical bugs - oažžuin + ožžuin
  • 595 - prefix+name wihtout hyphen (ovdaLot instead of ovda-Lot) - still OPEN
  • 600 - gen+hyph compound sámi-dáru - still OPEN
  • 603 - suomabealdi accepted - still OPEN
  • 606 - speller accepts VUOHTA compound - still OPEN
  • 607 - acro + hyphen - still OPEN
    • NRKGA is acro + clitic accepted without colon - what is correct?
  • 611 - double hyphen sugg still accepted - still OPEN
  • 613 - short gen. as second compound part - still OPEN
  • 619 - numerals and pronouns to NAMÁK and SASJ fails - still OPEN
  • 627 - prefix + hyhpen does not get accepted - still OPEN
  • 629 - a taking part in compounding without hyphen - still OPEN
  • 634 - PropGen+hyph+PropGen - still OPEN
  • 641 - numeral+noun compounds - still OPEN
  • 642 - noun/adj/proper + hyphen + ain - still OPEN
  • 644 - cased numeral+numeral compund - still OPEN
  • 646 - adverb + hyphen + noun - still OPEN
  • 647 - numerals+NOUN - still OPEN
  • 648 - unmotivated suggestions with numeral+noun - still OPEN
  • 649 - name + adj compound without hyphen - still OPEN
  • 654 - speller does not recognize ordinals on -nuppelogát - still OPEN
  • 655 - pron + nai - still OPEN
  • 658 - Suggestion saame - still OPEN
  • 665 - adverb superlatives; dieppimus, doppimus - NEW
  • 666 - guovtte- and njealje- - NEW
  • 668 - caseforms, ordinals and collectives - NEW
  • 676 - triple-hyphen - NEW

smj

Version: Julevsáme, version 1.0.1, 2008-04-01

  • 435 - roman number - single letter numbers now recognised
    • we should pregenerate all numbers once and for all, and store them in a separate lexicon file
    • please note that inflection of single letter numerals is fine in smj, as opposed to sme
  • 595 - prefix+name wihtout hyphen (tsåhkeLot instead of tsåhke-Lot) - still OPEN
  • 600 - gen+hyph compound sáme-dáro - still OPEN
  • 607 - acro + hyphen
    • NRKGA is acro + clitic accepted without colon - what is correct?
  • 616 - Bispadime-me-ráden - still OPEN, try to find an acro or abbr me
  • 619 - numerals and pronouns to NAMÁK and SASJ fails - still OPEN
  • 629 - a taking part in compound - still OPEN
  • 634 - rop gen + hyphen + Prop gen - still OPEN
  • 641 - numeral+noun compounds - still OPEN
  • 644 - cased numeral+numeral compund - still OPEN
  • 647 - numerals+NOUN - still OPEN
  • 648 - unmotivated suggestions with numeral+noun - still OPEN
  • 649 - name + adj compound without hyphen - still OPEN
  • 650 - noun prefix+name compound without hyphen - still OPEN
  • 658 - Suggestion saame - still OPEN
  • 668 - caseforms, ordinals and collectives - NEW

TODO:

  • compile new speller lexicons (Tomi)
  • document how compounding is controlled in the PLX conversion (Tomi)

Hyphenator bugs

Open issues based on test results :

sme

Lexicon version: Davvisámi, version 1.0.1, 2008-04-01

  • 468 - REGRESSION: Márkomeanu
  • 547 - REGRESSION: hyphen in front of vowel: Lotnolasealáhusas
  • 548 - REGRESSION: mid syllable hyphenation: Háliidivččen
  • 549 - REGRESSION: division without hyph: Váccedettiin
  • 673 - adj-derivations: guovttenuppelotčoarvvagiin (the word is not rec.)
  • 677 - NEW: Wrongly hyphenated ending -danidja - invalid

smj

Lexicon version: Julevsáme, version 1.0.1, 2008-04-01

  • 545 - REGRESSION: bad hyphenation in compounds: åhpadusorganisásjåvnån (not recognised)
  • 546 - REGRESSION: obligatory hyph rules seem to work in facultative manner: organisásjåvnån (not recognised)
  • 547 - REGRESSION: hyphen in front of vowel: Jienastimnjuolgadusá and Orgánajs

InDesign tools

We're waiting for an update from Polderland.

Releases

TODO:

  • update the Changes document (Sjur)
  • InDesign documentation (Sjur)
    • Norwegian translation received from Davvi Girji
  • public hunspell beta - sometime in May
  • public 1.1 update of the Polderland-based tools towards end of May

Other

Corpus contracts + open source

Now decided to wait until we have changed from cvs to svn.

TODO:

  • publish corpus contracts and project infra as open-source on NoDaLi-sta ( Sjur)

Next meeting, closing

The next meeting is 13.5.2008, 12.00 Norwegian time.

Jovsset is away next week.

Summer vacations for next meeting.

The meeting was closed at 12: 07.

Appendix - task lists for the next five days

Boerre

iCal

  • Hunspell lexicon conversion
  • prepare migration to svn (with Sjur, Trond)
  • release hunspell public beta during May (with Sjur)
  • try to repair G5 accounts for iCal Server
  • make a test-all target that runs all tests we have
  • define and document testing routines
  • fix bugs!

Jovsset

  • follow up on sma corpus texts

Lene

  • get the ped content ready
  • Work on test routine with Trond and Sjur

Maaren

  • Put the list of possible sma corpus sources into a document

Per-Eric

iCal

  • try to find other authors who have smj texts digitaly.
  • Work with missing list from texts written by Sigga Tuolja Sandström.
  • Work with missing list same_dutkama_pgr.txt
  • Work with missing list sameriekta_tjoahkkagæsos.txt
  • Keep the contact with Ulf-Stefan Winka.
  • fix bugs!

Saara

  • add new XSL/XML headers for proofing test docs
  • Set up ways of adding meta-information for proofing correct corpus docs (source info, used in testing or not, added to lexicon or not)
  • implement the ped UI and functionality

Sjur

iCal

  • follow up on sma corpus texts
  • name db/risten.no
  • make an improved sma project plan
  • publish corpus contracts and project infra as open-source on NoDaLi-sta
  • prepare migration to svn (with Børre, Trond)
  • release hunspell public beta at the end of April (with Børre)
  • update the Changes document
  • follow-up on some Polderland-related bugs: 621, 630, 652, 656
  • InDesign documentation
  • add CG regression test with Lene and Trond
  • make a test-all target that runs all tests we have
  • define and document testing routines
  • fix bugs!

Thomas

iCal

  • look at test cases still not behaving properly
  • review hunspell lexicon branch with Børre
  • fix bugs!

Tomi

iCal

  • Hunspell lexicon conversion
  • document how compounding is controlled in the PLX conversion
  • fix double hyphen bugs
  • Make a pedagogical speller (after MA thesis is delivered)
  • fix bugs!

Trond

iCal

  • Help Jovsset with vislcg3 and sma
  • Set up Jabber for Lene, Kimme, Saara
  • Prepare svn migration (with Sjur, Børre)
  • Work on test routine with Lene and Sjur
  • make a test-all target that runs all tests we have
  • define and document testing routines
  • fix bugs!.