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Meeting_2009-02-09

Meeting setup

  • Date: 9.2.2009
  • Time: 09.30 Norw. time
  • Place: Internet
  • Tools: SubEthaEdit, iChat

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: 13.

Present: Børre, David, Jovsset, Maja Lisa, Sjur, Thomas, Tomi, Trond

Absent: Ciprian

Agenda accepted as is.

Updated task status since last meeting

Børre

  • Implement new version of giellatekno front page without ToC
    • Not done
  • improve OOo instructions for leaflet
    • Not done
  • work on and debug compounds in Hunspell
    • Not done
  • leaflet: add Linux info
    • Not done
  • gt/Makefile remake
    • Not done
  • meeting to go through the 1-page version Feb. 11, at 9: 30 Norw. time
    • Still waiting for it to happen : D
  • Set up the apache server for the risten.no beta on the linux box + Xserve.
    • Not set up on the linux box. Xserve works.
  • set up Tomcat and eXist (latest svn) on XServe
    • Done
  • update and split dictionary user documentation before Thursday
    • Done
  • fix bugs!

Ciprian

  • close the open SVN repository at requested paths
  • improve processing of new corpus documents
  • make the pipeline of StarDict dictionary generation running on the Mac
  • take care of the error logging during conversion process
  • look at the xml conversion quality
  • make a list of (general and special) problems related with converting docs into xml-forat and adding them to the corpora
  • continue the search and testing of an appropriate tool for lexicon working (no xml-file editing via text editors!)
  • build the intelligent sma: nob dict in mac-format
  • build the sami-week-version of sme: nob in all formats
  • infrastructure remake - news discussion
  • end user documentation (how to download and install) - dictionaries
  • fix bugs!

David

  • continue gathering sma corpus texts
    • ongoing
  • prepare a workshop on South Sámi orthography and grammar (David)
    • ongoing
    • prepare data for each topic (with Sjur and Trond)
      • worked on verbs with Maja and a little on diminutives with Sjur and Maja
  • stay in touch with UmU about c-thesises in south sami
    • not done
  • Translate light version contract to swedish
    • not done
  • find a conference location for our sma seminar in Trondheim
    • not done
  • contact the sami radio about older manuscrips
    • not done
  • call Anne-Grethe Bientie and Bierna Bientie about bible texts
    • not done
  • call Š-blađđi about south saami texts
    • not done
  • call Anna-Sööfe about permission for Åarjelsaemien 1-6
    • done, permission granted
  • reupload the Dejpeladtje muvhth vätnoeh jih vuekie text, which is corrected, into the corpus repository
    • not done
  • meeting to go through the 1-page version Feb. 11, at 9: 30 Norw. time
    • date not yet occured
  • prepare to go to Røyrvik and promote Dåvvome
    • not done
  • sma workshop agenda meeting Tuesday 9.00 (with Maja, Sjur, Trond)
    • done

Jovsset

  • get the list of verbs from the auhtors of Verbh.
    • Not done
  • Find a suitable infrastructure for the distribution of the CD version. Possible through the library bus, the language centres and common sami centres in all of Sápmi.
    • Not done
  • write formal letter to translator of Gåessie dah jeatjebh åerieminie
    • Not done
  • leaflet: review the Windows pictures, and usage instructions for MS Office. Review especially the select sami language part.
    • Not done
  • Write installation instructions for word 2003
    • Not done
  • better Windows usage descriptions, with emphasis on the pitfalls
    • Not done
  • work with missing lists
    • Not done

Per-Eric

  • follow-up contract from Lena Davidsson
  • Call Gøran Matias Andersen about his smj texts
  • fix bugs!

Maja

  • contact NRK Nord-Trøndelag about recordings in sma and broadcast manuscripts
    • wait
  • meeting with Antti Suni during the Sámi week (with Trond)
    • Not done
  • call Fylkesmannen i Nordland about sma material
    • done
  • sma-konferansen? - møte 09.00.
    • done
  • nytt adjektiv-møte?
  • sma workshop agenda meeting Tuesday 9.00 (with David, Sjur, Trond)
    • done
  • send Fritz Jakobssen a contract
    • Will do it this week: DD-1-3, Goltelidh jih soptsestidh, mojhtesh, Gullie-tjååtsele

Saara

  • map oahpa.uit.no to victorio.uit.no/oahpa/
  • 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)

Sjur

  • name db/risten.no
  • follow-up on some Polderland-related bugs: 621, 630, 652
  • InDesign documentation
  • continue the dictionary infrastructure discussion (with Ciprian, Trond)
    • nothing last week
  • Contact Davvi Girji about cooperation on electronic dictionaries
    • not done
  • subcontractor work for sma proofing tools, MS and Adobe versions
    • legal clarifications done, and decision is clear. Now I should inform the companies involved.
  • support and maintenance contract for sme and smj, MS+Adobe tools
    • waiting
  • Sámi languages as part of Norsk språkbank
    • waiting for reply
  • contact MS Nordic, and ask them to include the Divvun tools in the next Office releases
  • prepare data for each topic at sma workshop (with David, Maja, Trond)
    • done
  • leaflet: add link to OOo installation and usage instructions
  • leaflet: add InDesign text
  • meeting to go through the 1-page version Feb. 11, at 9: 30 Norw. time
  • set up risten.no on eXist/XServe (as a beta version site)
    • not done yet
  • set up required infra for smenob on risten.no/XServe
    • not done yet
  • sma workshop agenda meeting Tuesday 9.00 (with David, Maja, Trond)
    • done
  • update and split dictionary user documentation before Thursday
    • Trond and Børre did it, I made some smaller changes
  • meeting Thursday 12.30 to go through the present installers
    • missed this one as well : (
  • fix bugs!

Thomas

  • prepare a presentation on derivational grammar (Thomas)
    • not yet
  • work on and debug compounds in Hunspell
    • nothing this week
  • look at test cases still not behaving properly
    • nothing this week
  • meeting with Antti Suni during the Sámi week (with Trond)
    • waited for somebody to contact me about where and when the meeting will be - I have obviously misunderstood
  • prepare a presentation on derivational grammar for the sma workshop
    • not yet
  • fix bugs!
    • some work

Tomi

  • document how compounding is controlled in the PLX conversion
  • fix double hyphen bugs
  • fix PL hyphenator bugs
  • fix PL and Hunspell conversion bugs
  • infrastructure remake
  • make a Mac installer for the InDesign Divvun tools
  • replace InstallShield with an open-source alternative
  • meeting Thursday 12.30 to go through the present installers
  • fix bugs!

Trond

  • prepare data for each topic at sma workshop (with David and Sjur)
    • Held meeting, discussed, progress.
  • Register oahpa.no
    • Not done.
  • meeting to go through the 1-page version Feb. 11, at 9: 30 Norw. time
    • ?? - this week
  • end user documentation (how to download and install) - dictionaries
    • Done. Stardict still needs refinement (zip/zip).
  • meeting with Antti Suni during the Sámi week
    • Done.
  • sma workshop agenda meeting Tuesday 9.00 (with David, Maja, Sjur)
    • Done
  • update and split dictionary user documentation before Thursday
    • Done
  • fix bugs!.

Pedagogical software online

Released Thursday last week. There's a bug now for the CG part, Trond and Saara are working on it. Otherwise the release was a big success: )

Also good coverage in the Sámi news, see this link.

The PR process for the Oahpa! release:

  • first press unit at the University
  • they make a press release / a story in our internal media
  • the external journalists read it
  • they come for making reports

Things to learn from the press coverage of the events we have had so far - use the professionals! That is, the PR people at UiT or SD. Don't write the press release ourself.

Meeting memos can be found at http://giellatekno.uit.no/ped/index.html#Meeting+memos

TODO

  • Register oahpa.no (Trond)

Corpus gathering

Clarin document: http://www.clarin.eu/wp3/wp3-documents/call_final-version

Clarin deadlines:

  • February 15, 2009 (noon UT): deadline for pre-proposal submission
  • March 7, 2009: feedback is provided to proposers
  • April 1, 2009 (noon UT): deadline for full proposal submission
  • April 21, 2009: final decision

TODO:

  • continue gathering sma corpus texts (David, Jovsset)
    • older sámi radio texts would be very welcome as well (David)
    • Maja: NRK Nord-Trøndelag has a lot of recordings in sma, possibly also manuscripts - we should call them (Maja)
    • call Fylkesmannen i Nordland about sma material (Maja)
    • send Fritz Jakobssen a contract (Maja)
    • Š-bláđđi has some articles in sma, we should ask for permission to use it ( David)
    • follow up on the sma Bible translations (David)
    • the Gun Utsi book is almost there - one contract missing (Jovsset)
  • other contacts: Lena Davidsson, daughter to Lars-Matto Tuolja
  • make a 1-page, light version of the contract, also in Swedish ( Børre, David, Sjur, Trond)
    • Bokmål and Northern Sami versions are commited at xtdoc/sd/src/documentation/content/xdocs/adm/legal/short-contract.(nb|se).xml
    • meeting to go through the 1-page version Feb. 11, at 9: 30 Norw. time
  • discuss infra improvements for corpus rep administration (Børre, Ciprian)
    • delayed till we are done with the gt/Makefile improvements

Promoting Divvun

We need more promotions of the Divvun tools. Making a movie demonstrating its use (screencast), and put it up on Youtube.

TODO:

  • chron task for updating online download log once a week (Børre)
  • make leaflet to inform about the project (Jovsset, David)
    • better Windows usage descriptions, with emphasis on the pitfalls ( Jovsset)
    • add link to OOo installation and usage instructions (Sjur)
    • improve OOo instructions (Børre)
    • add Linux info (Børre)
    • add InDesign text (Sjur) - requires installer
    • review the Windows pictures, and usage instructions for MS Office 2003 ( Jovsset)
      • text (Jovsset)
  • distribute CD version through the library bus, the language centres and common sami centres in all of Sápmi. Gaaltije in Östersund for example. ( Leif Åge, Jovsset)
  • contact MS Nordic, and ask them to include the Divvun tools in the next Office releases (both Windows and Mac). The integration can/should be done by Polderland, which is an official MS subcontractor/integrator. It could be used by MS as part of their advertising for the next releases, and it will make it much easier for people to get access to the tools. (Sjur)
  • prepare to go to Røyrvik and promote Dåvvome (David)

Future plans, directions and ideas

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

Infrastructure

Børre has installed giza++, mosesdecoder, srilm, mkcl etc on the XServe, which will facilitate statistically based machine translation. There are experiments with the two ways of doing MT:

  • rule-based machine translation
    • based on apertium: sme2smj
    • based on cg?
  • statistical machine translation - ideas/plans for the future:
    • sme2smj (for comparison),
    • sme2nob (gist translation),
    • nob2sme (OpenOffice.org localisation etc.)

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

  1. test bench for all parts of our language technology efforts
    1. test bench enhanced, but not yet complet
  2. 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
  3. wiki? on G5 (is part of Leopard Server) or other web-based documentation
  4. improve Forrest stability and i18n support ( the divvun crashes)
    1. Sjur has been working on better i18n and pdf rendering
    2. Børre has some ideas for getting back to serving static html files
  5. reorganise the documentation:
    1. differ between target groups
    2. get better grouping
    3. decide what to write in forrest and what in wiki (cf. Apertium and http://xixona.dlsi.ua.es/apertium/) for a similar split)
    4. update/add missing parts
  6. migrate lexc lexicons to XML, splitting the task
    1. Name lexica (the Name project)
    2. Dictionaries (already in XML, task is to integrate them)
    3. At least migrate the lexc open POSes (Komi as a pilot case)
  7. change the look of the documentation web
  8. sfst?
    1. replacement for xfst -> see omorf , omorf wiki and omorfi
    2. replacement for hunspell/open-source proofing tools
  9. investigate the NSIS installer, potentially replacing the InstallShield package from Polderland
  10. corpus content moved to Max Planck repositories? Norsk språkbank?
  11. update infrastructure to allow content-restricted spellers for special target groups

SVN issues:

  • http access not yet available (https only at the moment, but it works as anonymous checkout if the user is not specified)
  • read access to the whole repo is working, BUT:
    • gt/*/polderland should be protected
    • plan should be protected
  • certain users need to be on the UiT VPN to be able to commit (bug #705)
  • UTF-8 problem in svn commit mails: the commit log text is garbled

TODO:

  • infrastructure remake: ( Børre, Ciprian, Saara, Sjur, Tomi, Trond)
    • more modularised make / build infra (prepare for smn, sms, sjd, others)
    • merge gt, kt and st into one
    • modularised preprocess and spellrelax
  • make a test-all target that runs all tests we have (Ciprian, Sjur, Trond)
    • delayed until we have restructured the make/build process
  • define and document testing routines (Ciprian, Sjur, Trond)
    • delayed until we have restructured the make/build process
  • follow-up migration to svn:
    • close the open SVN repository at requested paths (Ciprian)
      • completely closed at the moment, until we have solved the path-based control
    • prepare and discuss with external users: Jack Ruether (Trond)
  • test iCal Server (on G5) (Børre)
  • remove TOC from the giellatekno home page by using dispatcher (Trond)

Linguistics

North Sámi

(nothing new, see proofing bugs below)

Lule Sámi

(nothing new, see proofing bugs below)

South Sámi

Possible linguists to be invited to the seminar:

  • Håkan Rydving - Trond
  • Ove Lorentz - loan word standardisation in Snåsa Oct. 2006
    • (decision made: 26. july 2006) - contacted, will come Wed+Thurs
  • Michael Rießler - Trond
  • Eino Koponen - Sjur
  • Torbjörn Söder - David
  • Lars-Gunnar Larsson - David

We should arrive such that we are ready to start Monday morning.

TODO:

  • step two for adjectives (David, Maja, Trond, Sjur)
    • we'll try to find a time this week as well (David, Maja, Sjur, Trond)
  • finish reformulating the proper noun grammar like the verbs (Sjur, Trond)
  • Missing list (focus on closed class words and addition on missing nouns, adjectives and verbs) (David, Jovsset)
    • David made a new missing list from an OCR-ed book
  • workshop on South Sámi orthography and grammar (David)
    • date: last week of February (23.-27.)
    • Place: Trondheim
    • meeting rooms (Sjur)
      • ordered at the Univ. - not confirmed
    • we'll cover travel and hotel expenses
    • work on the agenda (David, Sjur)
      • meeting Tuesday 9.00 to make it final- DONE
    • prepare a presentation on derivational grammar (Thomas)
  • clean the smanob data (Ciprian, Trond)
    • Done (Ciprian), result in smenob/src/, but the list is short.

Name lexicon/risten.no infrastructure

Instead of building our own webforms and back-end update scripts, use XForms with a premade connection to our xml db. Orbeon XForms is such a tool (open source).

From the meeting with the terminology and IT teams last week:

  • no major rework on the present search interface now
  • no work on the editing section; instead:
  • add existing lists of sanctioned terminology as separate term entities
  • add a dictionary if we can make one with sufficient quality

This means the following tasks:

  • find already approved lists, in paper or electronic form (term team)
  • convert paper lists to electronic lists (term team)
  • convert lists to standard XML (Sjur, Tomi)
  • add prepared lists to risten.no (Sjur, Tomi)

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, 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

Our first electronic dictionary was released together with Oahpa! last week. There are certain problems on the Windows side for StarDict. Mainly, we need to improve our user documentation, but it is too short at the moment. And the StarDict download for Windows need to be a zip file, not tar.

The dictionary works well on Linux as well, Børre tested it with QStarDict. But the documentation is lacking (missing?) for Linux.

There are other dictionaries available for StarDict on http://xdxf.revdanica.com/down2/index.php?down_format=StarDict

TODO:

  • Set up the apache server for the risten.no beta on the linux box + Xserve. ( Børre)
    • not yet done
  • set up Tomcat and eXist (latest svn) on XServe (Børre)
    • done
  • set up risten.no on eXist/XServe (as a beta version site) (Sjur)
    • not done
  • set up required infra for smenob on risten.no/XServe (Sjur)
    • waiting for the above
  • Continue the dictionary infrastructure discussion (Ciprian, Sjur, Trond)
  • end user documentation (how to download and install) (Ciprian, Trond)
    • started, not complete
  • make a public release
    • done
  • Contact Davvi Girji about cooperation on electronic dictionaries ( Sjur)
  • update and split dictionary user documentation before Thursday ( Børre, Sjur, Trond)
    • done

Proofing tools

Hunspell

Making compounding work correctly in Hunspell is too much work, the formalism is too cumbersome and different from what we have. We are looking at alternatives to Hunspell, and will return to this issue later.

The version we have at the moment (beta6) will be our last one for a while.

OpenXSpell

Working everywhere (almost) in MacOS X applications, provides Sámi spell checking system-wide through a hunspell back-end. OpenXSPell

As a middle-man between Enchant and MacOS X speller API, this is still interesting. As a direct Hunspell front-end it is not, cf above.

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)
    • nesting still needs to be tested, depends on new ccat feature

Speller testing

TODO:

  • test the error type selection feature in ccat (Sjur)

Testing open-source Norwegian spellers

Sjur has invited the open-source group to test their spell-checker using our test bench. The response has been positive, we'll see what happens.

We should go to their developer meetings, and present our work and how to work with language technology.

Speller bugs

New lexicons compiled by Tomi.

List of bugs returned from Polderland:

  • 621
  • 630
  • 652
  • 656
  • 676

Open issues based on test results:

sme

Version: Davvisámi, version 1.1, 2008-12-17

  • 399 - REGERSSION: missing numerals (plural forms)
  • 425 - X not recognized; single letters were left out - OPEN
  • 435 - roman numbers - inflection of single letter numbers rejected, as well as some complex numbers (but is ok in smj) - still OPEN
    • we should pregenerate all numbers once and for all, and store them in a separate lexicon file
  • 581 - consonant doubling - seems FIXED
  • 595 - prefix+name without hyphen (ovdaLot instead of ovda-Lot) - still OPEN
  • 603 - suomabealdi accepted - still OPEN
  • 606 - compound-tags LEXICON VUOHTA - OPEN
  • 613 - short gen. as second compound part - still OPEN
  • 619 - numerals and pronouns to NAMÁK and SASJ fails - vihttasoarttat remaining - still OPEN
  • 629 - a taking part in compounding without hyphen - still OPEN
    • only open case has word A-finálaid compounded
  • 642 - noun/adj/proper + hyphen + ain - still OPEN
  • 647 - numerals+NOUN - still OPEN, open case has uppercase letters
  • 648 - unmotivated suggestions with numeral+noun - still OPEN
  • 728 - vowel shortening GenCmp+Left-tagged - still OPEN
  • 779 - caseforms of pronoun okatahat

smj

Version: Julevsáme, version 1.1, 2008-12-17

  • 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
  • 594 - REGRESSION: lågenanguoktáj not recognized
  • 595 - prefix+name as split comp without hyphen - still OPEN
  • 596 - C-giellan is not accepted - OPEN
  • 647 - numerals+NOUN - still OPEN, open case has uppercase letters
  • 648 - unmotivated suggestions with numeral+noun - still OPEN
  • 650 - noun prefix+name compound without hyphen - still OPEN
  • 652 - UPPERCASE-typos only get acronym-suggestions - still OPEN
  • 692 - numeral-variants - all but one fixed (gáktsalågenantjuotakta), but still OPEN
  • 711 - REGRESSION: numeral compounds and cases (10-biejvvásattja) - FIXED

TODO:

  • document how compounding is controlled in the PLX conversion (Tomi)

Hyphenator bugs

Open issues based on test results :

sme

Lexicon version: Davvisámi, version 1.1, 2008-12-17

  • 468 - Márkomeanu - still OPEN
  • 547 - hyphen in front of vowel: Lotnolasealáhusas - still OPEN
  • 548 - mid syllable hyphenation: Háliidivččen - still OPEN
  • 549 - division without hyph: Váccedettiin - still OPEN

smj

Lexicon version: Julevsáme, version 1.1, 2008-12-17

  • 547 - hyphen in front of vowel: Jienastimnjuolgadusá and Orgánajs - still OPEN
  • 670 - Hard hyphen replaced with soft hyphen: 10-biejvvásattja (the word is not rec.; Bug #711) - still OPEN

TODO:

  • fix PL hyphenator errors (Tomi)

Installer changes

TODO:

  • make a Mac installer for the InDesign Divvun tools (Tomi)
  • replace InstallShield with an open-source alternative (Tomi)
  • meeting Tuesday 12.30 to go through the present installers (Sjur, Tomi)

User documentation

TODO:

  • InDesign documentation (Sjur)
    • Norwegian translation received from Davvi Girji

1.2 release

Content:

  • several smj bug fixes
  • lexicalisations
  • InDesign Mac & Win
  • new OOo beta
  • improved installers, at least for Mac, preferably also for Windows

Other

Winter holidays

Who When
Sjur 16-20.2.
David 19-20.2.
Børre nothing
Maja nothing
Thomas nothing
Trond not holiday, but going to Greenland 16.2.-10.3.
Tomi nothing
Jovsset nothing

School in Troms have second week in mars

Sámi week in Tromsø

The Oahpa! release was awesome, see above. Also the dictionary release. The library presentation had too few attendees: /

The meeting with the minority language watch-dog was ok. Trond reported on several points, especially the lack of support for the Sámi letters in governmental registries.

Text to speech

The TTS meeting with Antti was held (without Maja and Thomas). Topics:

  • what kind of feedback is needed from us? Quite a lot of linguistics

TODO:

  • meeting with Antti Suni during the Sámi week ( Maja, Ove Lorentz, Thomas, Trond)

TNC, rikstermbanken and Sámi terms

  • Mekanihkartearbmat
  • Pedagogalaš ja psykologalaš tearbmat (?)

It should be ok, but they need to send a formal request, to samediggi@samediggi.no. From there it will be forwarded to the relevant person.

Corpus contracts + open source

Postponed until the svn repository is fully functional (it is too open now).

Other issues

  • Maja would like to have a bigger monitor -> coming soon (it is ordered)
    • nothing new yet - Børre will call and check

Next meeting, closing

The next meeting is 2.3.2009, 9.30 Norwegian time.

The meeting was closed at 12: 38.

Appendix - task lists for the next five days

Boerre

iCal

  • Implement new version of giellatekno front page without ToC
  • improve OOo instructions for leaflet
  • work on and debug compounds in Hunspell
  • leaflet: add Linux info
  • gt/Makefile remake
  • meeting to go through the 1-page version Feb. 11, at 9: 30 Norw. time
  • Set up the apache server for the risten.no beta on the linux box + Xserve.
  • fix bugs!

Ciprian

iCal

  • close the open SVN repository at requested paths
  • improve processing of new corpus documents
  • make the pipeline of StarDict dictionary generation running on the Mac
  • take care of the error logging during conversion process
  • look at the xml conversion quality
  • make a list of (general and special) problems related with converting docs into xml-forat and adding them to the corpora
  • continue the search and testing of an appropriate tool for lexicon working (no xml-file editing via text editors!)
  • build the intelligent sma: nob dict in mac-format
  • build the sami-week-version of sme: nob in all formats
  • infrastructure remake - news discussion
  • end user documentation (how to download and install) - dictionaries
  • fix bugs!

David

iCal

  • continue gathering sma corpus texts
  • prepare a workshop on South Sámi orthography and grammar (David)
    • prepare data for each topic (with Sjur and Trond)
  • stay in touch with UmU about c-thesises in south sami
  • Translate light version contract to swedish
  • find a conference location for our sma seminar in Trondheim
  • contact the sami radio about older manuscrips
  • call Anne-Grethe Bientie and Bierna Bientie about bible texts
  • call Š-blađđi about south saami texts
  • reupload the Dejpeladtje muvhth vätnoeh jih vuekie text, which is corrected, into the corpus repository
  • meeting to go through the 1-page version Feb. 11, at 9: 30 Norw. time
  • prepare to go to Røyrvik and promote Dåvvome

Jovsset

iCal

  • get the list of verbs from the auhtors of Verbh.
  • Find a suitable infrastructure for the distribution of the CD version. Possible through the library bus, the language centres and common sami centres in all of Sápmi.
  • write formal letter to translator of Gåessie dah jeatjebh åerieminie
  • leaflet: review the Windows pictures, and usage instructions for MS Office. Review especially the select sami language part.
  • Write installation instructions for word 2003
  • better Windows usage descriptions, with emphasis on the pitfalls
  • work with missing lists

Per-Eric

  • follow-up contract from Lena Davidsson
  • Call Gøran Matias Andersen about his smj texts
  • fix bugs!

Maja

iCal

  • contact NRK Nord-Trøndelag about recordings in sma and broadcast manuscripts
  • nytt adjektiv-møte?
  • send Fritz Jakobssen a contract

Saara

  • map oahpa.uit.no to victorio.uit.no/oahpa/
  • 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)

Sjur

iCal

  • name db/risten.no
  • follow-up on some Polderland-related bugs: 621, 630, 652
  • InDesign documentation
  • continue the dictionary infrastructure discussion (with Ciprian, Trond)
  • Contact Davvi Girji about cooperation on electronic dictionaries
  • subcontractor work for sma proofing tools, MS and Adobe versions
  • support and maintenance contract for sme and smj, MS+Adobe tools
  • Sámi languages as part of Norsk språkbank
  • contact MS Nordic, and ask them to include the Divvun tools in the next Office releases
  • leaflet: add link to OOo installation and usage instructions
  • leaflet: add InDesign text
  • meeting to go through the 1-page version Feb. 11, at 9: 30 Norw. time
  • set up risten.no on eXist/XServe (as a beta version site)
  • set up required infra for smenob on risten.no/XServe
  • meeting Thursday 12.30 to go through the present installers
  • fix bugs!

Thomas

  • look at test cases still not behaving properly
  • prepare a presentation on derivational grammar for the sma workshop
  • fix bugs!

Tomi

  • document how compounding is controlled in the PLX conversion
  • fix double hyphen bugs
  • fix PL hyphenator bugs
  • fix PL and Hunspell conversion bugs
  • infrastructure remake
  • make a Mac installer for the InDesign Divvun tools
  • replace InstallShield with an open-source alternative
  • meeting Thursday 12.30 to go through the present installers
  • fix bugs!

Trond

iCal

  • Register oahpa.no
  • end user documentation (how to download and install) - dictionaries
  • fix bugs!.