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Meeting_2010-01-18

Meeting setup

  • Date: 18.1.2010
  • 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 09: 54.

Present: Børre, Ciprian, Maja, Sjur, Thomas, Tomi, Trond

Absent: none

Agenda accepted as is.

Updated task status since last meeting

Børre

  • implement language switch for static divvun site
  • improve XSL script to transform leaflet Forrest XDocs to an OOo Draw document
  • gt/Makefile remake
  • get translations of thank-you letter
  • get Bugzilla and Jabber back on the net
  • fix bugs!
  • other:
    • Set up Snow Leopard server on the old Macbook Pro. All services are up and running ...
    • Did some small changes to the hunspell build process

Ciprian

  • eXist:
    • make eXist running with the SLT-DB
      • todo
  • infrastructure
    • make a schema/dtd description of the lexC-file (experiment with Komi and Romanian)
    • transform sme-lexC files into XML format
    • restructure and clean the script catalogue as suggested in the newsgroup
      • todo
  • GT web:
    • coloring output of the disambiguation
    • add a tree visualizer for the dependency trees
    • add input help for special characters on the tool sites
    • automatize the web statistics
    • filter (English, German, etc.) input using language detection tools
    • put a note on the sites that these are NOT MT tools
    • input help for generating wordforms (dropdown menus)
      • todo
  • Bodø Oahpa:
    • generalize for semantic classes and pos
    • implement a login mechanism
    • implement an upload data mechanism
    • setup the Bodø version on victorio
      • ongoing
  • Sandbox Oahpa:
    • finish the db installation for sb_oahpa
    • implement and test the Finnish lemmata (and if it works transfer it to the official OAHPA implementation)
    • Numra for Skolt Sámi and Finnish
      • todo
  • Running Oahpa:
    • add an Oahpa clock and date excercise (cf. Numra)
    • Generate fin/xml/{nouns|verbs|adjectives}.xml, and implement the new Leksa dropdown menu (but first run the sb_oahpa test)
    • email notification when the server goes down
      • todo
  • dictionaries, generally:
    • synchronize the source language entries from a specific dictionary with the entries in the morphology component (now especially for sma): that means nothing then put the entries from dict that are NOT analyzed into the lexC files
      • todo
  • KomEngFin:
    • compile Komi dictionary for Mac
    • compile only one version of dictionary and use css for user preferences
    • generate the first StarDict version of komeng and komfin dictionary
    • test the automatic sorting by Komi alphabet in xsl (as discussed with Trond)
      • todo: next internal deadline 25.01.2010
  • Kvensk dictionary for Mac
    • internal deadline: depending on the status of the multiplied entries
      • todo: next internal deadline 25.01.2010
  • SmeNob:
    • the StarDict on Windows: try the HTML-plugin
    • try to reduce the dict-size on mac: experiment with xPointer, etc.
    • incorporate the passives into the last version of the sme: nob
  • SmaNobSwe:
    • extend the smanobswe dictionary: waiting for data (incorporate the data from Maja-Lisa)
    • fix the bug with the string length in the popup window (sma: nob)
    • implementing the spellrelax feature (i.e., spelling variant for ø,å, etc.)
      • done: spellrelax for dashed entries, øö, ïi, etc.
      • implemented miniparadigm with contex for verbs and proper nouns (still testing)
      • add type information for verbs (only for baseforms, also for word forms needed?)
  • SjdRus:
    • continue the work at the Kildin-Russian dictionary, next internal deadline is the Bodø workshop in March 2010
      • todo: internal deadline 2. week of february
  • Corpus:
    • check the processing of new corpus documents (error logging during conversion, conversion quality, documentation, etc.)
      • todo
  • Lexicon workshop
    • evaluate the participants' materials
    • write feedback emails to each of participant with an individual electronic dictionary
    • contact Kimberly Mäkäräinen and ask whether she might be willing to share data with us
      • todo

Maja

  • discuss and decide upon tag format
    • Not done
  • Prepare text´s about normativity issue to SGL/SGM
    • Ongoing -
  • look at incoming loanwords
    • not done yet - This one is the same as text about normativity issue - some of the loanwords are clear- but not all-
  • more work on sma adjectives
  • contact authors of sma aticles in 9-10 eds. of the yearbook Åarjel-saemieh
    • Not done yet
  • correct Sma-Nob entries
    • negation verb
      • done
    • copula
      • done
    • other closed POS'es?
      • done for post/-prepositons and for some adverbs
    • translations of examples
      • Added some examples
  • make a goldstandard doc. av SÄPO-dok - korrektur
    • Will do- yes! will do it!
  • fix bugs!
    • Not done

Sjur

  • discuss and decide upon tag format
    • done
  • difftest for fst and PL speller
  • @Barents: plan a meeting/seminar with potential cooperation partners
  • @Barents: plan for The Real Thing
  • @TTS: start public tender process
  • make Leif Åge send out CD's to distribution points
  • start Nordplus Sprog project
  • send eXist log files to Ciprian
  • Write a formal letter to Davvi girji about electronic dictionaries
  • make XSL script to transform leaflet Forrest XDocs to an OOo Drawer document
  • name db/risten.no
  • follow-up on some Polderland-related bugs: 621, 630, 652
  • Sámi languages as part of Norsk språkbank
  • find and contact the correct person in SD, to get the manuscript for all Sámi teaching material now being given out to the schools
  • write new build commands for make
  • when the new build infrastructure works as it should, delete the old ones
  • fix bugs!
  • other things:
    • added initial uppercasing for the HFST transducers
    • normativity issues for sma: numerals with Maja
    • infrastructure work, which lead to...
    • fao debugging and reorganising in the make file
    • some follow-up work on kal, to fix bugs introduced a week ago
    • admin work

Thomas

  • suggest a meeting on hyphenation in loan words with Maja, Trond, Lene
    • suggested but no meeting yet, probably this week
  • discuss and decide upon tag format
    • not done
  • prepare text´s about normativity issue to SGL/SGM
    • nothing this week
  • Digitalize south saami books
    • worked hard
  • add compound tags for sma
    • not yet
  • fix bugs!
    • some work done

Tomi

  • convert comment etc tags to real lexc tags when the tag discussion is over
    • writing the converter
  • adjust gt/Makefile to grep on the new tags such that the old make targets work
    • waiting
  • add the new tags to the tags-not-save.regex file (this will remove them from the regular analyzer) => the transducers and their output should be identical to the earlier versions
    • waiting
  • write new build commands
    • waiting
  • when the new build infrastructure works as it should, delete the old ones
    • waiting
  • document how compounding is controlled in the PLX conversion
    • not done
  • fix double hyphen bugs
    • not done
  • fix PL smj hyphenator bug
    • not done
  • fix PL conversion bugs
    • worked
  • fix bugs!

Trond

  • discuss and decide upon tag format
    • Some testing done, and file renaming. Leap still to be done.
  • Infrastructure
    • Mikogo for Lene and Linda
      • Forgotten
    • Make-remake, look at tags
      • Not done.
  • Look at the Kven dictionary before compilation
    • Discussed with Verena.
  • fix bugs!.

Oahpa!

Bodø is coming up, Ciprian need to start the preparations for it this week.

Aejege will apply for money for a sma Oahpa! Hopefully they will get it. A sma Oahpa! will have some impact on the work on the transducers.

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

TODO

  • Register oahpa.no (Trond)
  • Generate fin/xml/{nouns|verbs|adjectives}.xml, and implement the new Leksa dropdown menu (Ciprian).
  • Finding a volunteer to translate the sme Leksa lexicon to Swedish (XXX)
  • From the start: sjd_oahpa Leksa in deu and eng as well
  • clock and date for Numra (Trond, Ciprian).
  • Numra for Skolt Sámi (Trond, Ciprian)
  • implement the Bodø-Oahpa (Ciprian, Trond, Lene)
  • email notification when the server goes down (Ciprian)

Corpus gathering

Thomas: one book has to be re-OCR-ed because of a settings error, the rest is going fine. Now error-marking the OCR result.

Which books are digitized?

  • These books should be OCR'ed/digitized: Anna Jacobsens books Jupmele rïjhke lea gietskesne, Luste lohkedh, Duedtie Novrlaantesne, Naestie-tjoevkesne, Gullie-tjååtsele.
  • Its not digitized yet, should do it this week. A. Jacobsen: Goltelidh jih soptestidh and Mojhtesh are already in electronic form
  • use the corpus gathering document to keep track of each book

TODO:

  • continue gathering sma corpus texts (Maja)
    • get sma articles in Š-bláđđi
    • the Gun Utsi book is almost there - one contract missing (Maja)
  • write formal letter to Davvi Girji (Sjur)
  • send a copy of the signed contracts back to the authors, translators and publishers, accompanied by the thank-you letter
  • find and contact the correct person in SD, to get the manuscript for all Sámi teaching material now being given out to the schools (Sjur)
  • get the sma yearbooks from Saemien sïjhte ( Maja)

Promoting Divvun

TODO:

  • make leaflet to inform about the project (Børre)
    • add InDesign text (Sjur)
    • 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, Sjur)
    • make him send out CD's accordingly (Sjur)
  • update online download log statistics page (Børre)

Future plans, directions and ideas

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

Northern areas project

TODO:

  • Attend a beginners' course in Russian (priority: the alphabet!) near you..
  • plan a meeting/seminar with potential cooperation partners (Trond, Sjur)
  • plan for The Real Thing (Trond, Sjur)

Infrastructure

Makefile + tag simplification

TODO:

  1. convert comment tags to real lexc tags when the discussion is over (Tomi)
  2. adjust gt/Makefile to grep on the new tags such that the old make targets work ( Tomi)
  3. add the new tags to the tags-not-save.regex file (this will remove them from the regular analyzer) => the transducers and their output should be identical to the earlier versions (Tomi)
  4. write new build commands (Sjur, Tomi)
  5. when the new build infrastructure works as it should, delete the old ones ( Sjur, Tomi)

General list

Børre: iCal, Jabber, wiki, Bugzilla are all running fine on the test machine. There are two test users, see iChat. One user is defined using Open Directory, the other is a local user with ssh access. Both users have access to all services.

Upgrade schedule for the XServe:

  • Wednesday: reinstall Snow Leopard Server, user accounts (Børre)
  • Thursday: test the new services (Børre)
  • Friday: compile new spellers (Tomi)

To accommodate 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 complete
  2. set up the Snow Leopard Server features for collaborative support:
    1. iCal server / group calendars
    2. wiki
  3. wiki? on G5 (is part of Snow Leopard Server) or other web-based documentation
  4. improve Forrest stability and i18n support ( the divvun crashes)
  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. corpus content moved to Max Planck repositories? Norsk språkbank?
  9. update infrastructure to allow content-restricted spellers for special target groups

TODO:

  • get Bugzilla and Jabber back on the net (Børre)
  • consider making a GMail account for use as Jabber alternative ( Lene, Linda)
  • ask Lene, Linda to install Mikogo (Trond)
  • restructure and clean the script/ directory, using subdirs to categorise the scripts (Ciprian)
    • please act as suggested, cf comments in the news group
  • 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

Linguistics

Hyphenation of loan words: Thomas would like to have a meeting about this with Maja, Trond, Lene. He will send an e-mail about it.

North Sámi

(nothing new, see proofing bugs below)

Lule Sámi

(nothing new, see proofing bugs below)

South Sámi

Numerals:

  • Bergsland, and Spiik for smj as well: gøøkte luhkie gøøkte
  • Majja, and Nickel for sme: gøøkteluhkiegøøkte
  • Tronds interpretation: Bergsland and Spiik do not reflect the norm, but a pedagogical convention to make it easier for readers to understand

Three types of problem areas:

  • missing closed POSes: errors in transducer, or in PL conversion
  • missing words found in the smanob dictionary: 110 verbs, 80 adjectives, all core sma words (Cip: this statistics is NOT complete, as far as I know Trond has forgotten to take the Swedish verb file into account!)
  • missing list from corpus

We also seem to have problems with derivations:

jealadehtedh   jieliedehtedh	jieledh+V+Der1+Der/dehte+V+Inf
galmadehtedh   galmedehtedh	galmedidh+V+Der2+Der/ehte+V+Inf

TODO:

  • Prepare text´s about normativity issue to SGL/SGM (Maja, Thomas)
  • adjectives (Maja with Thomas, Trond, Sjur)
    • two competing naming conventions of continuation lexicons
      • One naming goes ATTRSUFF-PREDSUFF-STEMTYPE
      • One follows the sme convention of naming key adjectives
      • There are duplicate lexica
    • The comparative issue open here and there
      • The ATTRSUFF-PREDSUFF-STEMTYPE lexica now go to EVENCOMP and ODDCOMP only.
  • add compound tags (Thomas)
  • loan word meeting Wednesday 9: 30 (Lene, Maja, Sjur?, Thomas, Trond)
    • will evolve gradually into a hyphenation meeting with the same people: )

Name lexicon/risten.no infrastructure

Tomi has played with couchdb as a replacement for eXist in risten.no and general dictionary-related work. Seems much lighter and easier to work with.

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. send eXist log files to Ciprian (Sjur)
  2. fix i18n bug in risten.no/G5 (so they will work without the proper locale request) (Sjur)
  3. fix bugs in lexc2xml; add comments to the log element (Saara)
  4. finish first version of the editing (Sjur)
  5. test editing of the xml files. If ok, then: ( Sjur, Thomas, Trond)
  6. 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)
  7. convert propernoun-($lang)-lex.txt to a derived file from common xml files ( Sjur, Tomi, Saara)
  8. 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)
  9. start to use the xml file as source file
  10. clean terms-sme.xml such that all names have the correct tag for their use (e.g. @type=secondary) (Thomas, linguists)
  11. merge placenames which are errouneously in different entries: e.g. Helsinki, Helsingfors, Helsset (linguists)
  12. publish the name lexicon on risten.no (Sjur)
  13. add missing parallel names for placenames (linguists)
  14. add informative links between first names like Niillas and Nils ( linguists)

Dictionaries

A new sma:nob-swe version coming within an hour. A stressless version should be ready for Feb. 6. Also kom:fin-eng is coming soon, as well as a first fkv:nob dictionary.

Noone has answered the type question regarding the sma:nob-swe dictionary. Sjur will answer the mail.

  • sma: nob-swe
    • ongoing: Maja-Lisa is checking the entries on correctness
    • ongoing: Maja-Lisa is translating the missing words from her own diploma thesis into nob
    • ongoing: synchronize data from dictionary with that from lexC files so that we are able to analyze everything from the dictonary (Cip: this should be valuable for ALL dictionaries)
    • Maja priority list, in the following order:
      • negation verb
      • copula
      • other closed POS'es?
      • translations of examples
  • fkv: nob and nob: fkv
    • started to work on them: waiting for Verena to get rid of multiplied entries
  • kom: fin-eng
    • moved the original kom-lex.xml to the inc-dir and froze it
    • split it by pos into the working_file dir, the ONLY place to work with the dictionary entries
    • now, the lexC files are generated via XSLT sheets, no perl scripts
    • adjusted the Makefile
    • prepared the pipeline for compiling the mac dict
    • todo: make a pipeline for StarDict also (as far as I know, Jaska has) a Linux machine

TODO:

  • set up risten.no on eXist/XServe (as a beta version site) (Sjur)
  • set up required infra for smenob on risten.no/XServe (Sjur)
  • Continue the dictionary infrastructure discussion (Ciprian, Sjur, Trond)
  • end user documentation (how to download and install) (Ciprian, Trond)
  • Contact Davvi Girji about cooperation on electronic dictionaries ( Sjur)
  • developing the mobile phone version of smenob:
    • http: //pfed.info/wksite/
  • Komi
    • take out the doublets to a separate file (Ciprian)
    • merge the doublets (Jaska, Trond)
    • Completing the automaton to some state (Trond, Jaska, Paula)
  • compile Komi dictionary (Cirian)
  • compile Kven dictionary (Cirian)
  • correct sma:nob entries - see list above (Maja)

Proofing tools

South Sámi

Tomi has compiled new spellers after the hyphenation fix. We really need to do gold standard testing now.

TODO:

  • Go through the phonrules file (Thomas)
  • Pick a text for proofreading (Thomas)
    • done
  • Proofread a text with tre eror$error notation (Maja)
    • done
  • difftest for fst and PL speller (Sjur)
  • External beta testers:
    • David
    • Jovsset
    • the Røros group
  • gold standard testing (Sjur)

HFST-based proofing tools

The work with Voikko+HFST is slowly moving forward.

Testing

Spelling Error Markup

TODO:

  • 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

Tag reordering for abbreviations have caused a lot of problems:

smj:
hr.
hr.	hr+ABBR+Acc
cand.philol.
cand.philol.	cand.philol+ABBR+N+Acc
Per
Per	Per+N+Prop+Mal+Sg+Attr

sme:
hr.
hr.	hr+N+ABBR+Acc
Per
Per	Per+N+Prop+Mal+Sg+Attr

Open issues based on test results:

sme

Version: Davvisámi, version 1.2, 2009-09-18

  • 399 - missing numerals (plural forms) - still OPEN
  • 425 - X not recognised; single letters were left out - still 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
  • 461 - REGRESSION: missing suggestion (sáhkki)
  • 508 - REGRESSION: accepts smj entries (most likely abbreviation missing)
  • 520 - REGRESSION: r9 and š9 not defined (abbr. missing)
  • 595 - prefix+name without hyphen (ovdaLot instead of ovda-Lot) - still OPEN
  • 603 - suomabealdi accepted - still OPEN
  • 606 - compound-tags LEXICON VUOHTA - still 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
  • 647 - numerals+NOUN - still OPEN, open case has uppercase letters
  • 648 - unmotivated suggestions with numeral+noun - still OPEN
  • 661 - REGRESSION: abbr. not recognized
  • 709 - sámedikkeválga accepted - OPEN
  • 728 - vowel shortening GenCmp+Left-tagged - still OPEN
  • 779 - caseforms of pronoun okatahat - still OPEN
  • 785 - does not recognize alphabet-abbr+noun - OPEN
  • 802 - NEW: multiword propernouns
  • 803 - NEW: FINJU- words accepted single-handed
  • 804 - NEW: guovttilogát, njealjilogát
  • 805 - NEW: Nouns+acronyms

smj

Version: Julevsáme, version 1.2, 2009-09-20

  • 435 - roman number - single letter numbers now recognised
    • we should pre-generate 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
  • 482 - polardutkamin not recognized - FIXED
  • 496 - REGRESSION: unrecognised clitics
  • 556 - non-existent word accepted - FIXED
  • 594 - lågenanguoktáj not recognized - still OPEN
  • 595 - REGRESSION: prefix+name as split comp without hyphen
  • 596 - C-giellan is not accepted - still OPEN
  • 600 - Gen+hyph compound - FIXED
  • 627 - prefix + hyhpen does not get accepted - FIXED
  • 647 - numerals+NOUN - still OPEN, open case has uppercase letters
  • 648 - unmotivated suggestions with numeral+noun - still OPEN
  • 650 - REGRESSION: noun prefix+name compound without hyphen
  • 652 - UPPERCASE-typos only get acronym-suggestions - still OPEN
  • 692 - numeral-variants - all but one fixed (gáktsalågenantjuotakta), but still OPEN
  • 744 - REGRESSION: numerals + clitic
  • 803 - NEW: VINJU- words accepted single-handed
  • 805 - NEW: Nouns+acronyms

TODO:

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

Hyphenator bugs

Open issues based on test results :

sme

Lexicon version: Davvisámi, version 1.2, 2009-09-18

No known issues!

smj

Lexicon version: Julevsáme, version 1.2, 2009-09-20

  • 670 - Hard hyphen replaced with soft hyphen: 10-biejvvásattja (the word is not rec.; Bug #711) - still OPEN

sma

Command to test the hyphenator:

preprocess dev/corp/pressemelding.txt | lookup bin/hyph-sma.fst | cut -f2 | \
lookup bin/hyphrules-sma.fst | grep -v '^$' | cut -f2 | uniq | see

TODO:

  • fix PL hyphenator errors (Tomi)
    • almost done - one smj bug left

Installer changes

TODO:

  • 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

Tronds topics

Separate smaller meetings during the week:

  • 300T mt meeting
  • sma dic plan for deadline
  • hyphen meeting - same as for loan words below
  • loanword meeting - see sma todo list
  • thursday inhouse seminar (short (less than 1h) seminar every Thursday)
  • Barents planning

Spring planning

Topics:

  • speller test project -> Sjur, Børre, Thomas, X
  • speech synthesis -> Sjur, Trond, BA as a starter
  • dictionaries: smanob, komfineng, fkvnob -> Ciprian, Sjur, Trond
  • risten.no -> Ciprian, Sjur, Tomi
  • Barents project follow-up meeting
  • sme and smj proofing tools, next version -> Thomas, Tomi, Sjur
  • HFST-based proofing tools -> Sjur

Dates:

  • Jan 8-11: Lene and Trond are going to Røros
  • Jan 28: Trond is talking on LT-lexicon interface in Copenhagen
  • Feb. 1 and 2: Sjur is presenting Divvun and Oahpa! at Helsinki univ.
  • March 1-14: Bodø

Text to speech

TODO:

  • refine syntax / dependency rules (Biret Ánne)
  • start public tender process (Sjur)
  • find appropriate voices (Biret Ánne)

MT and CAT

TODO:

  • make A-ITE compile and run on Windows (Ciprian)

Next meeting, closing

The next meeting is 25.1.2010, 9.30 Norwegian time.

The meeting was closed at 10: 38.

Appendix - task lists for the next week

Boerre

iCal

  • implement language switch for static divvun site
  • improve XSL script to transform leaflet Forrest XDocs to an OOo Draw document
  • gt/Makefile remake
  • get translations of thank-you letter
  • get Bugzilla and Jabber back on the net
  • reinstall Snow Leopard Server, user accounts
  • test the new SL Server services
  • fix bugs!

Ciprian

iCal

  • eXist:
    • make eXist running with the SLT-DB
  • infrastructure
    • make a schema/dtd description of the lexC-file (experiment with Komi and Romanian)
    • transform sme-lexC files into XML format
    • restructure and clean the script catalogue as suggested in the newsgroup
  • GT web:
    • coloring output of the disambiguation
    • add a tree visualizer for the dependency trees
    • add input help for special characters on the tool sites
    • automatize the web statistics
    • filter (English, German, etc.) input using language detection tools
    • put a note on the sites that these are NOT MT tools
    • input help for generating wordforms (dropdown menus).
  • Bodø Oahpa:
    • generalize for semantic classes and pos
    • implement a login mechanism
    • implement an upload data mechanism
    • setup the Bodø version on victorio
  • Sandbox Oahpa:
    • finish the db installation for sb_oahpa
    • implement and test the Finnish lemmata (and if it works transfer it to the official OAHPA implementation)
    • Numra for Skolt Sámi and Finnish
  • Running Oahpa:
    • add an Oahpa clock and date excercise (cf. Numra)
    • Generate fin/xml/{nouns|verbs|adjectives}.xml, and implement the new Leksa dropdown menu (but first run the sb_oahpa test)
    • email notification when the server goes down
  • dictionaries, generally:
    • synchronize the source language entries from a specific dictionary with the entries in the morphology component (now especially for sma): that means nothing then put the entries from dict that are NOT analyzed into the lexC files
  • KomEngFin:
    • compile Komi dictionary for Mac
    • compile only one version of dictionary and use css for user preferences (internal deadline 25.01.2010)
    • generate the first StarDict version of komeng and komfin dictionary
    • test the automatic sorting by Komi alphabet in xsl (as discussed with Trond)
  • Kvensk dictionary for Mac
    • internal deadline 25.01.2010
  • SmeNob:
    • the StarDict on Windows: try the HTML-plugin
    • try to reduce the dict-size on mac: experiment with xPointer, etc.
    • incorporate the passives into the last version of the sme: nob
  • SmaNobSwe:
    • extend the smanobswe dictionary: waiting for data (incorporate the data from Maja-Lisa)
    • add context for miniparadigm for proper nouns
    • split translation groups/meaning groups as agreed upon
    • fix subj.-egenn. bug for wordforms
    • fix the bug with the string length in the popup window (sma: nob)
      • add type information also for verbs forms
  • SjdRus:
    • continue the work at the Kildin-Russian dictionary, next internal deadline is the Bodø workshop in March 2010
  • Corpus:
    • check the processing of new corpus documents (error logging during conversion, conversion quality, documentation, etc.)
  • Lexicon workshop
    • evaluate the participants' materials
    • write feedback emails to each of participant with an individual electronic dictionary
    • contact Kimberly Mäkäräinen and ask whether she might be willing to share data with us

Maja

iCal

  • discuss and decide upon tag format
  • Prepare text´s about normativity issue to SGL/SGM
  • more work on sma adjectives
  • contact authors of sma aticles in 9-10 eds. of the yearbook Åarjel-saemieh
  • correct Sma-Nob entries
    • other closed POS'es?
    • translations of examples
  • look at incoming loanwords
  • make a goldstandard doc. av SÄPO-dok - korrektur
  • continue gathering sma corpus texts
  • loan word meeting Wednesday 9: 30 with Lene, Sjur, Thomas, Trond
  • fix bugs!

Sjur

iCal

  • loan word meeting Wednesday 9: 30 with Lene, Maja, Thomas, Trond
  • gold standard testing for sma
  • difftest for fst and PL speller
  • @Barents: plan a meeting/seminar with potential cooperation partners
  • @Barents: plan for The Real Thing
  • @TTS: start public tender process
  • make Leif Åge send out CD's to distribution points
  • start Nordplus Sprog project
  • send eXist log files to Ciprian
  • Write a formal letter to Davvi girji about electronic dictionaries
  • make XSL script to transform leaflet Forrest XDocs to an OOo Drawer document
  • name db/risten.no
  • follow-up on some Polderland-related bugs: 621, 630, 652
  • Sámi languages as part of Norsk språkbank
  • find and contact the correct person in SD, to get the manuscript for all Sámi teaching material now being given out to the schools
  • write new build commands for make
  • when the new build infrastructure works as it should, delete the old ones
  • fix bugs!

Thomas

  • loan word meeting Wednesday 9: 30 with Lene, Maja, Sjur, Trond
  • discuss and decide upon tag format
  • prepare text´s about normativity issue to SGL/SGM
  • Digitalize south saami books
  • add compound tags for sma
  • fix bugs!

Tomi

  • compile new spellers on the updated XServe, to make sure everything works
  • convert comment etc tags to real lexc tags when the tag discussion is over
  • adjust gt/Makefile to grep on the new tags such that the old make targets work
  • add the new tags to the tags-not-save.regex file (this will remove them from the regular analyzer) => the transducers and their output should be identical to the earlier versions
  • write new build commands
  • when the new build infrastructure works as it should, delete the old ones
  • document how compounding is controlled in the PLX conversion
  • fix double hyphen bugs
  • fix PL smj hyphenator bug
  • fix PL conversion bugs
  • fix bugs!

Trond

iCal

  • loan word meeting Wednesday 9: 30 with Lene, Maja, Sjur, Thomas
  • discuss and decide upon tag format
  • Infrastructure
    • Mikogo for Lene and Linda
    • Make-remake, look at tags
  • Look at the Kven dictionary before compilation
  • fix bugs!.