Monthly Archives: January 2017

Semantic disambiguation of French ‘défense’

Semantical disambiguation is lurking: défense = difesa/sanna = defense/tusk It should read: L’avvucatu priparava a so difesa. A sanna di u cignale era tronca. A tazzina era sculpita in una sanna d’elefante.

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False positives

There are sometimes false positives. Some words should remain untranslated, notably proper names. Interestingly, it is due to the fact that the english word ‘transport’ is the same in french: transport (fr) = transport (en) = trasportu (co).

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Proper noun elision

Testing #machine translation now facing new elision problem: Riventosa (fr) = A Riventosa(co) proper noun (fr) = definite article + proper noun (co) it should read: in u paese di A Riventosa (without elision) Elision rules are not trivial: le … Continue reading

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Adjective accordance

Rule-based translation : adjective accordance : interesting stuff: sur les réseaux japonais et américain (fr) = annantu à e rete sgiappunesa è americana (co) = on the japanese and american networks (en) noun (networks) is plural but adjectives (japanese and american) are … Continue reading

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Gender reversal

Now handling gender reversal: – mer (FR, feminine) = sea (EN) = mare (CO, masculine) – saveur (FR, feminine) = flavor (EN) = sapore (CO, masculine) – liqueur (FR, feminine) = liquor (EN) = licore (CO, masculine) ‘c’est une bonne liqueur’ … Continue reading

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Verbal locutions

Introducing new feature for #MachineTranslation: some verbal locutions: prendre d’assaut = assaltà mettre à sac = sacchighjà prendre au collet = incappià

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Semantic disambiguation

Now considering the issue of Semantical disambiguation. Some instances For French to Corsican are: – ‘défense’ = sanna/difesa = tusk/defense – ‘vol’ = bulu/furtu = flight/theft – ‘comprend’ = capisce/cumprende = understands/comprises – ‘palais’ = palatu/palazzu = palate/palace – ‘expérience’ = … Continue reading

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November 26, 2016: Now scoring 95.52%

Now scoring 1 – 6/134 = 95.52%. Lack of vocabulary ‘passacaile’. It should read: ‘versu u 1678‘, ‘di a so epica‘, ‘di u so tempu‘.

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Threefold ambiguity: French ‘nouvelle’

Let us mention the issue of threefold ambiguity: french ‘nouvelle’ can translate into: ‘nutizia‘ (‘piece of news’) or ‘nuvella‘ (short story’) or ‘nova‘ (‘new’) The disambiguation between ‘nutizia‘ (‘piece of news’) or ‘nuvella‘ (short story’) is semantic (hard) while the … Continue reading

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Further reflections on the definition of ‘above human level’ translation

Some further reflections on the definition of ‘above human level’ translation: – the answer may not be based solely on the quantitative side, being of the type: ‘above 96%’, “above 97%’, ‘above 98%’, etc. – it seems the answer should also … Continue reading

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