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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