GiellaLT Documentation

GiellaLT provides rule-based language technology aimed at minority and indigenous languages

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Meeting setup

Agenda

Cf. one of the following, depending on context:

Opening, agenda review, participants

Opened at 09:41.

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

Absent: Trond

Agenda accepted as is.

Updated task status since last meeting

Børre

Jovsset

Lene

Per-Eric

Saara

Sjur

Thomas

Tomi

Trond

Pedagogical software online

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

Goal for the Hattfjelldal meeting: Have a sma morfa game ready for the verbs in the Verbh book

TODO:

Documentation

TODO:

Corpus gathering

We discussed how the last corpus contacts of Per-Eric could be followed up either before he leaves the project, or by others in the project team.

TODO:

Future plans, directions and ideas

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

Infrastructure

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

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

TODO:

Linguistics

North Sámi

(nothing new, see proofing bugs below)

Lule Sámi

(nothing new, see proofing bugs below)

TODO:

South Sámi

Jovsset will ask the authors whether we can get a copy of the Verbh manuscript in electronic version, with the usual corpus contract.

Name lexicon/risten.no infrastructure

TODO:

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

Dictionaries

TODO:

Proofing tools

Hunspell

Børre has compiled a new set of lexicons, now also including smj:

sme.dic  50 MB
sme.aff 873 kB
smj.dic  17 MB
smj.aff 484 kB

These files are in 129.242.220.111 /Users/boerre/gt/tmp http://divvun.no/static_files/hunspell-se-2008-05-23.zip

Installation (needs the last version of OpenOffice.org 2.4)

Under linux the files se.dic and se.aff must be copied to /usr/share/myspell/dicts/

In OS X the folder is /Applications/OpenOffice.org.app/Contents/share/dict/ooo/

Then these lines should be added to the following file:

in Linux: /usr/share/myspell/dicts/dictionary.lst

in Mac: /Applications/OpenOffice.org.app/Contents/share/dict/ooo/dictionary.lst

DICT se NO se
DICT se SE se
DICT se FI se
DICT smj NO smj
DICT smj SE smj

Hunspell lexicon distributions:

TODO:

  1. test sme and smj using Gold Standard tests (Sjur)
    1. done
  2. make a proper Linux distro (Børre, Tomi)
    1. done
  3. give test Linux distro to Petter Reinholdtsen on Wednesday (Børre, Sjur)
    1. done on Friday
  4. look into other distro’s as well: Mac, Windows (Børre, Sjur, …)
    1. done a bit, needs more work
  5. write README file, it should say BETA (Børre, Sjur)
    1. done
  6. release an OOo distro Tuesday (Børre)
  7. OOo distro readme and installation (Børre)
  8. zip distro readme and installation (Børre)
  9. write installation and usage instructions (online, and in distro) (Børre, Sjur)
    1. Børre has started, not yet in cvs
  10. QA README and installation docs (Trond, Per-Eric)
    1. not done, depends on the previous task
  11. translate readme, installation docu (all)
    1. not done, depends on the previous task
  12. release a public beta at the end of May (Børre, Sjur)
    1. released to Debian, still some work for the release to the general audience
  13. fix the remaining conversion bugs (Børre, Tomi)
    1. Børre has worked on the smj problems

Testing

Spelling Error Markup

TODO:

Speller bugs

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

Open issues based on test results:

sme

Version: Davvisámi, version 1.0.1, 2008-06-02

smj

Version: Julevsáme, version 1.0.1, 2008-06-02

TODO:

Hyphenator bugs

Open issues based on test results :

sme

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

smj

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

TODO:

InDesign tools

Nothing new.

Releases

TODO:

Other

Trip to Hattfjelldal

We have been asked to move the meeting to Friday or Tuesday, but that isn’t possible for us. The meeting will be held on Thursday June 12, as already announced.

TODO:

Corpus contracts + open source

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

Summer vacations

Who When
Børre 30/6-6/7, 21/7-3/8, 11/8-17/8
Jovsset ???
Per-Eric 11/6-30/6
Sjur Mainly in July, dates not set
Tomi 16/6 - 4/8
Thomas 23/6 - 21 or 28/7
Trond 30/6 - 18/7, 28/7 - 1/8

Divvun feedback

Jovsset was at the Giellagiella seminar last week, with language workers. They knew very little about the Divvun project, and what we provide. We need to inform better about ourselves and our “products”.

Next meeting, closing

The next meeting is 9.6.2008, 9.30 Norwegian time.

The meeting was closed at 11:00.

Appendix - task lists for the next five days

Boerre

Jovsset

Lene

Per-Eric

Saara

Sjur

Thomas

Tomi

Trond