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Meeting_2009-03-23

Meeting setup

  • Date: 23.3.2009
  • 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, Ciprian, David, Jovsset, Sjur, Thomas, Tomi

Absent: Maja, Trond

Agenda accepted as is.

Updated task status since last meeting

Børre

  • make XSL script to transform leaflet Forrest XDocs to an OOo Drawer document
    • not done
  • print 50 leaflets and send them to Trondheim
    • not done
  • meeting to discuss SVN reorg to resolve the access control thing - Wedn. 9.30
    • done
  • Implement new version of giellatekno front page without ToC
    • not done
  • leaflet: add Linux info
    • not done
  • gt/Makefile remake
    • nothing done
  • Set up the apache server for the risten.no beta on the linux box + Xserve.
  • add sound to screencast of using our tools
    • not done
  • fix bugs!

Ciprian

  • improve processing of new corpus documents
    • todo
  • make the pipeline of StarDict dictionary generation running on the Mac
    • ongoing work
  • take care of the error logging during conversion process
    • todo
  • look at the xml conversion quality
    • todo
  • make a list of (general and special) problems related with converting docs into xml-forat and adding them to the corpora
    • todo
  • continue the search and testing of an appropriate tool for lexicon working (no xml-file editing via text editors!)
    • ongoing work
  • enhance the sami-week-version of sme: nob based on the discussion with Trond, Lene
    • done (just some tests still needed)
  • start building the Kildin dictionary
    • ongoing work
  • check the possible bug in the sma: nob-swe dictionary
    • todo
  • meeting to discuss SVN reorg to resolve the access control thing - Wedn. 9.30
    • ongoing work
  • Technical dictionary meeting - Wed. 12.30
    • done
  • smadic meeting: How to copy smenob work - Tue 9.30
    • done
  • fix bugs!
    • todo

David

  • continue gathering sma corpus texts
    • see below
  • contact the sami radio about older manuscrips
    • done, not willing to put any effort on it atm
  • call Anne-Grethe Bientie and Bierna Bientie about bible texts
    • not done
  • call Š-blađđi about south saami texts
    • done, no answer yet
  • prepare to go to Røyrvik and promote Dåvvome
    • not done, final date 15/4
  • make a document for the SGL/SGM, sma section
    • done
  • sma abbreviations in the SGM document
    • done
  • sma adjectives
  • go to Trondheim
    • not done
  • ask Leif-Åge to send 50 copies of the Divvun-cd to Rica Hotell Nidelven
    • done
  • make a list of who stayed at the hotell in Trondheim
    • not done
  • smadic meeting: How to copy smenob work - Tue 9.30
    • done

Jovsset

  • get the list of verbs from the auhtors of Verbh.
    • Ne pas fait. 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.
    • Done. (Thomas and Børre has done a great job)
  • Write installation instructions for word 2003
    • Not done.
  • better Windows usage descriptions, with emphasis on the pitfalls
    • Done.
  • Work with the Leaflet, deadline next monday 16.03.2009
    • In progress
  • sma placenames in SGM document
  • leaflet meeting on Wednesday at 9.30 Norw. time (with Børre, Sjur)
    • done earlier

Per-Eric

  • Called Henrik Mikael Kuhmunen about our visiting to Åhpadusguovdásj in Jokkmokk, it's not possible to promote Divvun in 15 week he told me. They have easter holiday that week so we have to find anouhter week to do it there.
    • Done
  • follow-up contract from Lena Davidsson
    • Sendt a contract to her but nothing back yet
  • Call Gøran Matias Andersen about his smj texts
    • Done but nothing from him, talk to Kurt Tores daughter Birgit and she is searching the texts which Kurt Tores wrote
  • work with missing lists
    • Working with them
  • fix bugs!
    • Nothing done

Maja

  • smadic meeting: How to copy smenob work - Tue 9.30
  • contact NRK Nord-Trøndelag about recordings in sma and broadcast manuscripts
  • more work on sma adjectives
  • Send Åsta Vangberg a contract
  • Send Lena Kappfjell and Harald Gaski a contract
  • Send Sig-Britt Pärsson a contract -
  • Need to start programming- fresh up/learn to program adjektives and verbs

Saara

  • Include Vasta and Sahka in the log
  • 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

  • make XSL script to transform leaflet Forrest XDocs to an OOo Drawer document
    • started on it
  • meeting to discuss SVN reorg to resolve the access control thing - Wedn. 9.30
    • done
  • Technical dictionary meeting - Wed. 12.30
    • done
  • start to write a proofing API & implementation specification
    • started
  • name db/risten.no
    • nothing
  • follow-up on some Polderland-related bugs: 621, 630, 652
    • nothing
  • InDesign documentation
    • nothing
  • continue the dictionary infrastructure discussion (with Ciprian, Trond)
    • done, see meeting above
  • Contact Davvi Girji about cooperation on electronic dictionaries
    • nothing
  • subcontractor work for sma proofing tools
    • discussed with Polderland, waiting for final papers
  • support and maintenance contract for sme and smj, MS+Adobe tools
    • waiting for reply
  • Sámi languages as part of Norsk språkbank
    • discussed some more
  • leaflet: add InDesign text
    • not yet done
  • set up risten.no on eXist/XServe (as a beta version site)
    • not yet done
  • set up required infra for smenob on risten.no/XServe
    • not yet done
  • sma umlaut / derivation work
    • nothing
  • fix bugs!
  • other issues:
    • participated in an Internet and language workshop in Stockholm

Thomas

  • sma umlaut / derivation work
    • no work this week
  • sma adjectives
    • worked all week
  • finish reformulating the proper noun grammar like the verbs
    • not yet
  • fix bugs!
    • no work this week

Tomi

  • meeting to discuss SVN reorg to resolve the access control thing - Wedn. 9.30
    • done
  • document how compounding is controlled in the PLX conversion
    • not done
  • fix double hyphen bugs
    • not done
  • fix PL hyphenator bugs
    • not done
  • fix PL and Hunspell conversion bugs
    • not done
  • infrastructure remake
    • delayed
  • sma umlaut / derivation work
    • not done
  • fix bugs!

Trond

  • meeting to discuss SVN reorg to resolve the access control thing - Wedn. 9.30
    • yes
  • Technical dictionary meeting - Wed. 12.30
    • yes
  • smadic meeting: How to copy smenob work - Tue 9.30
    • yes
  • Register oahpa.no
    • no
  • end user documentation (how to download and install) - dictionaries
    • no
  • Check for IP numbers in the log
    • not yet
  • Improve the fst handling
    • don't remember what this was
  • fix bugs!.

Pedagogical software online

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

TODO

  • Register oahpa.no (Trond)
  • Include Vasta and Sahka in the log (Saara)
  • Check for IP numbers in the log (Trond)
  • Improve the fst handling (Trond)

Corpus gathering

David has talked more to Š bláđi, they seem positive about giving us a substantial amount of their texts.

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. We should wait, because I think they haven´t any manuscripts. We should talk to the south-sámi journalisth in NRK Sámeradio about manuskripts. We have allready Anna Jacobsen manuscripts, perhaps Anna Granefjell do have some? Sig-Britt Pärsson? Ristin Pärsson? Kjell Roger Appfjell? (Maja)
    • call Fylkesmannen i Nordland about sma material (Maja)
    • send Fritz Jakobssen a contract (Maja)
      • he has received the contract, and will return it soon.
    • Š-bláđđi has some articles in sma, we should ask for permission to use it ( David)
      • David has talked to them, will make a contract with them and Iđut
    • 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
  • 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.

Next tour de Divvun probably in week 13. Per-Eric has talked to Sámij åhpadusguovdásj in Jokkmokk, they would also like to get a presentation.

Presentation in Trondheim:

  • Divvun - what has happened since last year?
  • Oahpa
  • Dictionaries:
    • smenob
    • smanob/swe ?

Bring 50 CD's and leaflets to Trondheim. Contract copies for people to take home.

60 more CDs 20 long contracts 70 short contracts

no leaflet.

TODO:

  • make leaflet to inform about the project (Jovsset, David)
    • better Windows usage descriptions, with emphasis on the pitfalls ( Jovsset)
    • add Linux info (Børre)
      • will do this this week
    • add InDesign text (Sjur) - requires installer
      • we now have an installer, but the text needs to be updated
    • make XSL script to transform Forrest XDocs to an OOo Drawer document ( Børre, Sjur)
  • 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)
    • old date cancelled, no new date, but probably in April
  • make a screencast of using our tools (Børre)
    • first screencasts made, links to appear
  • "order" 50 CD's from Leif Åge ( David)
    • done, Randi Juuso brings them to Trondheim
  • print 50 leaflets and send them to Trondheim (Børre)

Future plans, directions and ideas

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

Northern areas project

Collective congratulations!

The money will be in the next state budget, meaning potentially a project start January 1, 2010. We need to prepare for such a project start, even though we don't know that we will get the money.

TODO:

  • Attend a beginners' course in Russian (priority: the alphabet!) near you..
  • Keep potential key personel alert
  • To a certain extent plan for The Thing

Infrastructure

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. use HFST as alternative to XFST
  9. corpus content moved to Max Planck repositories? Norsk språkbank?
  10. 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

SVN strategies:

  • split the repository into two, or move the closed parts to the root of our present svn repository?
  • the continuation depends on the above

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
    • alternatives to make:
  • 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)
  • meeting to discuss SVN reorg to resolve the access control thing - Wedn. 9.30 ( Børre, Ciprian, Sjur, Tomi, Trond)
    • done
    • suggestion: just move to top-level folders first, then reorganise, and finally split

Linguistics

We need a more fine-grained system for denoting morphological boundaries. Here's what Sjur suggests:

# word boundary: ## (# makes .#. unusable in twolc)
# inflection: <, >
# compound-like inflection: <#, #> (cf ''-gujmie'') (lexc %<#, #%>)
# derivation: «, »
# compound-like derivation: «#, #» (cf ''-aktig, -skap'' in nob, swe, etc)
# clitica: ‹, › - ''muorak'' and ''muorage'' but only ''muorasge'' and not
 ''muorask''
# opaque compounds (''bringebær''): *#, #* - * on the side of the opaque part

The multichar sequences should be defined as Multichar_Symbols.

It might be possible to distinguish, but do we need them?

the suffix -goahti- behaves:

  • morphologically like a compound
  • semantically like a closed-class word (begin, often, still, ...)
  • what is bringe#bær? A compound?

Motivation for the new border symbols:

  • compound-like inflection and derivation should be hyphenated as compounds, although regular inflection and hyphenation usually is completely opaque wrt hyphenation.
  • we don't want to use the regular word boundary symbol for this purpose, since that can conflict with other use cases (like IR & indexing, where you want to index both the actual word form, the stem, and possibly substems as long as the stemming is transparent)
  • on the contrary, a richer set of border symbols can be used to enhance e.g. IR - by coding bringeber as bringe*#ber we know that the compound is opaque and should not be split, but at the same time we know that the last part is the recognisable word ber, which can be useful for text classification and building semantic relationships - we can automatically deduce that bringebær is a bær.
  • the regular affix boundaries have turned out to be useful in the making of Hunspell speller files (although the distiction between inflection and derivation was in the end not useful). The borders also make it easier to bind certain two-level rules to the correct contexts.

The guiding principle behind the symbols is that they provide more information in the transducer, and it is easy to discard the information later. The opposite is not true. Also, there is relatively little work involved in adding the symbols.

North Sámi

(nothing new, see proofing bugs below)

Lule Sámi

(nothing new, see proofing bugs below)

South Sámi

TODO:

  • reformulate the proper noun grammar according to the Trondheim discussions ( David, Maja, Sjur, Thomas, Trond)
  • Missing list (focus on closed class words and addition on missing nouns, adjectives and verbs) (David)
    • David made a new missing list from an OCR-ed book
  • make a document for the SGL/SGM, sma section (David with Maja, Sjur)
    • placenames (Jovsset)
    • abbreviations (David)
  • finish the umlaut / derivation work (Thomas, Sjur, Tomi)
  • adjectives (Maja with David, Thomas, Trond, Sjur)

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

Ciprian is working towards our first sma-nob/swe dictionary, coming today?

TODO:

  • Technical meeting - Wed. 12.30: ( Sjur, Trond, Ciprian)
    • done
    • Windows: Stardict and its possible replacement
    • Compilation and pipeline
  • smadic meeting: How to copy smenob work - Tue 9.30 ( Ciprian, Trond, Lene, Maja, David)
    • done
  • Set up the apache server for the risten.no beta on the linux box + Xserve. ( Børre)
  • set up risten.no on eXist/XServe (as a beta version site) (Sjur)
    • not yet 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
  • Contact Davvi Girji about cooperation on electronic dictionaries ( Sjur)

Proofing tools

HFST-based proofing tools

TODO:

  • start to write an API specification, and an implementation specification ( Sjur)

Hunspell

Børre has released beta7, with working clitics, negation verb and copula.

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

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

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)
  • test InDesign installer (Sjur)

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

South Sámi seminar follow-up

We should make a final list of who went to the hotel when, to check the final bill from the hotel. Sjur will discuss this with David.

Travelling plans in the coming months

  • Stockholm 19.3. - Sjur
    • done
  • Trondheim - sma school conference - 25-26.4. - David
  • Project board meeting in Karasjok, ca 15.4. - Sjur
  • Nesna conference on sma education and research, especially language
    • link? date? (sometime in May)
    • Maja could go there
  • NODALIDA, Odense, 14-16.5. - Sjur, Trond, Lene, ...

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

TNC, rikstermbanken and Sámi terms

RTB will be released:

  • Datum: torsdagen den 19 mars 2009
  • Tid: 14.00–15.00 (följt av mingel fram till 16.00)
  • Plats: Rosenbads konferenscenter, Drottninggatan 1, Stockholm

Available at: http://www.rikstermbanken.se

It DOES include the Sámi terms they asked about.

Corpus contracts + open source

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

FSMNLP Pretoria 21-24 July

Call for paper. One of the themes: less-resourced lgs and fst. Should some of us send a paper?

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Full paper submissions due: 13 April 2009
  • Notification of acceptance for full papers: 12 May 2009
  • Extended abstract submissions due: 17 May 2009
  • Notification of acceptance for extended abstracts: June 14 2009
  • Deadline for inclusion in preproceedings: June 28 2009

Next meeting, closing

The next meeting is 30.3.2009, 9.30 Norwegian time.

The meeting was closed at 11: 02.

Appendix - task lists for the next five days

Boerre

iCal

  • make XSL script to transform leaflet Forrest XDocs to an OOo Drawer document
  • print 50 leaflets and send them to Trondheim
  • Implement new version of giellatekno front page without ToC
  • leaflet: add Linux info
  • gt/Makefile remake
  • Set up the apache server for the risten.no beta on the linux box + Xserve.
  • add sound to screencast of using our tools
  • SVN reorg to resolve the access control thing
  • fix bugs!

Ciprian

iCal

  • 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!)
  • start building the Kildin dictionary
  • check the possible bug in the sma: nob-swe dictionary
  • SVN reorg to resolve the access control thing
  • fix bugs!

David

iCal

  • continue gathering sma corpus texts
  • contact the sami radio about older manuscrips after the election to the sami parlament (May 17)
  • call Anne-Grethe Bientie and Bierna Bientie about bible texts
  • call Š-blađđi about south saami texts
  • prepare to go to Røyrvik and promote Dåvvome April 15 sma adjectives
  • go to Trondheim
  • make a list of who stayed at the hotell in Trondheim

Jovsset

iCal

  • 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
  • Write installation instructions for word 2003
  • Work with the Leaflet, deadline next monday 16.03.2009
  • sma placenames in SGM document

Per-Eric

  • follow-up contract from Lena Davidsson
  • Call Birgit Å Andersen about Kurt Tores smj texts
  • work with missing lists
  • Call Henrik Mikael Kuhmunen about a new time to promote Divvun in Jokkmokk
  • fix bugs!

Maja

iCal

  • smadic meeting: How to copy smenob work - Tue 9.30
  • contact NRK Nord-Trøndelag about recordings in sma and broadcast manuscripts
  • more work on sma adjectives
  • Send Åsta Vangberg a contract
  • Send Lena Kappfjell and Harald Gaski a contract
  • Send Sig-Britt Pärsson a contract -
  • Need to start programming- fresh up/learn to program adjektives and verbs

Saara

  • Include Vasta and Sahka in the log
  • 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

  • make XSL script to transform leaflet Forrest XDocs to an OOo Drawer document
  • continue to write a proofing API & implementation specification
  • name db/risten.no
  • follow-up on some Polderland-related bugs: 621, 630, 652
  • InDesign documentation
  • Contact Davvi Girji about cooperation on electronic dictionaries
  • subcontractor work for sma proofing tools
  • support and maintenance contract for sme and smj, MS+Adobe tools
  • Sámi languages as part of Norsk språkbank
  • leaflet: add InDesign text
  • set up risten.no on eXist/XServe (as a beta version site)
  • set up required infra for smenob on risten.no/XServe
  • sma umlaut / derivation work
  • fix bugs!

Thomas

  • sma umlaut / derivation work
  • sma adjectives
  • finish reformulating the proper noun grammar like the verbs
  • 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
  • sma umlaut / derivation work
  • fix bugs!

Trond

iCal

  • Register oahpa.no
  • end user documentation (how to download and install) - dictionaries
  • Check for IP numbers in the log
  • fix bugs!.