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 09:46.

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

Absent: David

Agenda accepted.

Updated task status since last meeting

Børre

Ciprian

David

Jovsset

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]

Working towards the release, in the first week of February. Both the ped tools and the core sme-nob dictionary.

oahpa.uit.no should be operative and shall be redirected to gtsvn.uit.no/oahpa/. At the moment, it directs nowhere. Trond discussed this with Ingeborg. There is a typo, and it is already fixed. So, now both varieties are registered, and directed to gtsvn.uit.no.

TODO

Corpus gathering

TODO:

Promoting Divvun

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 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 | http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/kieliteknologia/tutkimus/omor/index.shtml], 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:

SVN mail issue:

David still doesn’t receive svn mails - his .forward file doesn’t seem to work.

original david/.forward (until 10.00 today)
jonasson.david@gmail.com, david

now (from 10.00 today):
david.jonasson@samediggi.no

TODO:

Linguistics

North Sámi

(nothing new, see proofing bugs below)

Lule Sámi

(nothing new, see proofing bugs below)

South Sámi

TODO:

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:

This means the following tasks:

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

Status

		fst		dic
verbs	3938#	1490
nouns	4372*	 979
* = no trans
1. = trans to swedish

#. add the additional verbs, with the swedish translations marked as such #. add the swedish translations for all verbs #. add morpho for the whole dict

take both translations? yes

syntax of verb-sma-lex.txt: lemma:stem CONTLEX "translation" ;

needed in dict: lemma and declension class and translation declension class (I-VI) can be inferred from the continuation lexicon, the relevant class can be found in verb-sma-lex.txt and sma-lex.txt.

Milestone for smanob: the South Sámi seminar would be a nice opportunity to show our smanob dictionary, but only if using the Hemnes list seems acceptable by the audience, both in a legal and linguistic sense.

TODO:

Proofing tools

Hunspell

Beta6 released as part of the 1.1 release of the Divvun tools. Report all bugs in Bugzilla.

TODO:

OpenXSpell

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

There are two issues:

Testing

Spelling Error Markup

TODO:

Speller testing

TODO:

Speller bugs

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

Status as of the 1.1 release: 13 open sme bugs, 9 open smj bugs.

Open issues based on test results:

sme

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

smj

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

TODO:

Hyphenator bugs

Open issues based on test results :

sme

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

smj

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

TODO:

Installer changes

TODO:

User documentation

TODO:

1.1 Release

To be added to the release e-mail:

“The 1.1 release also includes beta 6 of our Hunspell/OpenOffice spellers for North and Julev Sámi. They do contain known bugs, but they are already quite useful.”

TODO:

Other

Sámi week in Tromsø

Sigbjørn Skåden has asked the UiT gang to demonstrate etc at the Tromsø city Library as a part of that week and the happenings at the Library. The week around February 6th (February 2-8). Sounds like a good idea, we will be there.

Launch ped + dict

Text to speech

Antti has hinted at the possibility of doing beta versions of other languages as well. We are thus now recording Greenlandic sentences. A further possibility would be smj, sma, this would require phon-smX.xfst files for these languages as well (a couple of days’ work for smj, more for sma), plus recording.

Corpus contracts + open source

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

Next meeting, closing

The next meeting is 19.1.2009, 9.30 Norwegian time.

David possibly away next Monday.

The meeting was closed at 11:38.

Appendix - task lists for the next five days

Boerre

Ciprian

David

Jovsset

Per-Eric

Saara

Sjur

Thomas

Tomi

Trond