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 10:35.

Present: Ciprian, Sjur, Tomi, Trond

Absent: Børre, Jovsset, Thomas

Agenda accepted with a conference point added under Other.

Updated task status since last meeting

Børre

On vacation

Jovsset

On vacation

Lene

Per-Eric

Saara

Sjur

Thomas

Tomi

Trond

Pedagogical software online

Trond has translated the user documentation into English, and has added place names to the lexicon. Saara has been looking at the functionality, added Vasta.

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

TODO:

Spellers for pedagogical purposes

We plan two different spellers, the restricted speller and the ped-game speller. The restricted speller is the one for our collegue’s daughter.

Before we can make these two, we will wait for a rework of the infrastructure (see below, and see the speller point)

Word domains for the pedagogical game speller the words of the generated clause (relevant for spellchecking closed answers) the sets of words which may be generated (irrelevant) the open answers (relevant for checking open answers)

Before we make any derived speller we want a major rework our of set of speller Makefiles.

Three variables in free variation:

We need to rework our make infrastructure to be able to parametrize over all these variable (and possibly subclasses within them). Presently the two first ones are already parametrized, but the make structure does not allow easy parameterization of the third one.

Documentation

TODO:

Corpus gathering

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
    1. test bench enhanced, but not yet complete
  2. migrate to svn
    1. done
  3. close certain parts of the code repository (requires svn)
  4. more modularised make / build infra (prepare for smn, sms, sjd, others)
  5. merge gt, kt and st into one, probably after the svn move
  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? on G5 (is part of Leopard Server) or other web-based documentation
  8. 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
  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 (http://www.apertium.org/ and http://xixona.dlsi.ua.es/apertium/) for a similar split)
    4. update/add missing parts
  10. 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)
  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?

SVN issues:

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.

Sjur is in the process of finding a linguist to hire.

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

TODO:

  1. change license on distros to GPL2+ (Børre)
  2. QA README and installation docs (Trond)
  3. fix the remaining conversion bugs (Børre, Tomi)

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

Info for Ciprian

SEE mode can be found at ~/gtsvn/gt/src/see-tools/JSPWiki.mode

open ~/gtsvn/gt/src/see-tools/JSPWiki.mode

Forthcoming Sámi allaskuvla conference

Deadline for submission is Aug. 15, this Friday, but only for the title:)

We need to pick a person to go there as well:)

The presentation should be on our proofing tools.

Info on the conference.

Summer vacations

Who When
Børre 30/6-6/7, 21/7-3/8, 11/8-17/8
Jovsset 7-11/7, 21/7-15/8
Per-Eric 11/6 - 30/6
Sjur 7/7 - 1/8
Tomi 16/6 - 4/8
Thomas 23/6 - 18/7
Trond 30/6 - 18/7, 28/7 - 1/8

Corpus contracts + open source

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

Next meeting, closing

The next meeting is 18.8.2008, 9.30 Norwegian time.

The meeting was closed at 12:28.

Appendix - task lists for the next five days

Boerre

Ciprian

No tasks specified yet.

Jovsset

Lene

Per-Eric

Saara

Sjur

Thomas

Tomi

Trond