Language Technology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway

The Divvun and Giellatekno teams build language technology aimed at minority and indigenous languages

View GiellaLT on GitHub divvungiellatekno/

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Meeting between Polderland and Divvun (and UiTø project)



Divvun/Saami Parliament:

University/disambiguation project:

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Planned drop dates:

Project issues

Coordination meetings every Tuesday morning, 9:30 unless agreed otherwise.

	Project phases
	Project Progress measurement
	Testing (including acceptance testing)
	Risk management
	Lexical sample material
	Cooperative development (e.g., form of lexical material)
	Staff availability

	Spelling Checker:
		* can internal spelling lexicon be based on Polderland PLX format,
			or is an extension with e.g. automata necessary?
		==> requires analysis of sample material:
			- level of agglutination
			- sound / letter changes in agglutination
			- agglutination vs. compounding

		* are lists of hyphenated words available?
		* there are rule sets in the XFST formalism that will insert
		  hyphenation points in the input string

	Mac applications:
		* PowerPC vs. Intel? - both
		* XCode vs. CodeWarrior?

Linguistic issues

Basic grammar information can be found at: []

Tags for derivation

These tags will get a common prefix (+Der/ replacing +) in a near future.

+adda +ahtti +alla +asti +easti +aš +d +eaddji +eamoš +amoš +eapmi +g +geahtes +gielat !better: +Der/NuA

+h +heapmi +hudda +huhtti +huvva +halla +j +l +laš +las +hat

+meahttun +muš +n +st +stuvva +upmi +supmi +us +vuohta +lágan

+Dimin +viđá +viđi +veara +duohke +duohkai +vuolle +vuollai +vuolde +š <== Dim +goahti <== inchoative

Output from the disambiguator

        "gullat" V TV Ind Prt Pl3 @+FMAINV
        "álgu" N Sg Gen @GP>
        "rájes" Po @ADVL
        "girkoeise#váldi" N Pl Ill @ADVL
        "," CLB
        "bisma" N Pl Ill @ADVL