Permalink 05:13:53 pm, by mholmes, 16 words, 8 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Meeting with app developer

Met with AP, linguist and app developer, adn shared ideas on dictionary interfaces, data-entry, and outputs.


Permalink 04:49:32 pm, by jtakeda, 42 words, 21 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 660


Logging work from yesterday and today. Looking at MT's changed to the SGML-TEI conversion and making some comments and discussed ligatures with MT. Also started to work on some documentation for annotations and collations; editors want to start working on the files.


Permalink 12:32:37 pm, by mholmes, 106 words, 20 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 120

Ant task to build the PDF

Our PDF build is dependent on XEP, which is installed on my desktop, so up to now I've needed to be here to build it (since it was a scenario run from inside Oxygen). I've now converted this into an ant task which can be run remotely at the command line. Lesson learned at some cost of time: you can't use this:

  <arg value="-fo ${foFile}"/>

Instead, you have to use this:

  <arg line="-fo ${foFile}"/>

Otherwise XEP doesn't find the FO file, and assumes the fo is coming from stdin; it then complains that the root element is not fo:root.


Permalink 10:52:01 pm, by jtakeda, 15 words, 23 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60


With ED and SK, porting over diagnostics that are now cleared into schematron where possible.


Permalink 05:21:53 pm, by jtakeda, 17 words, 33 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

SVN conflict resolution

Working with the Moses team to help resolve a conflict in SVN and helping E with XSLT.


Permalink 02:01:20 pm, by jtakeda, 64 words, 28 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 45

Created metadata.xml

Attempted to run the improved Endings diagnostics code against Moses and realized that the "psn" and "m" prefix weren't defined whatsoever. After consulting with MH, SK, and ED, I created metadata.xml and defined the prefixes as best as I could. This put up a few errors with psn pointers; I fixed what I could and then added a diagnostics to the Moses build.


Permalink 05:14:20 pm, by mholmes, 52 words, 22 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 100

Meeting/discussion and followup transformation

Met with SK and ECH and discussed a number of remaining issues that might be amenable to algorithmic approaches; one was decided on (removing stress marks from phonemic segs in inferred roots), and I wrote and tested the required transformation, then ran it on the data at the end of the day.


Permalink 09:34:25 am, by mholmes, 26 words, 39 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 20

Hard-run of cit-duplicating-entry commenting-out xslt

Ran it on these files:

affix_aspectual, affix_glot-ix, affix_k-m, affix_n-t, affix_u-CAPs, lex-pref, lex-suf, particles,pron

and committed the results. SMK now checking.


Permalink 02:35:21 pm, by mholmes, 19 words, 48 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 60

cits duplicating entries now working

Finished and tested the XSLT from yesterday; SMK will check results before we hard-run it and change the data.


Permalink 12:13:21 pm, by skell, 203 words, 121 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 30

feature structures for numbers

Further to our discussions on numbers, I have added the following to feature_system.xml

1) wordType numberStem. So ECH will add this <fs> to the number stems 1-10.

<f name="numberStem">
<binary value="true"/>

2) countingType "ten"

I have also added the following <fs> to lexical suffix "akst-2", so ECH can use this morpheme for marking up the numbers 30, 40 ... 90.

<f name="baseType">
<symbol value="affix"/>
<f name="positionType">
<symbol value="suffix"/>
<f name="affixType">
<symbol value="derivational"/>
<f name="derivationalType">
<symbol value="lexical"/>
<symbol value="counting"/>
<f name="countingType">
<symbol value="ten"/>

MDH will then search for entries with this <fs> to build a test column for the table of numerical expressions. We can subsequently add more countingType values to the feature system, and to the entries for the appropriate lexical suffixes with classifier functions, and generate more columns for the table.

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