Monthly Archives: December 2017

Semantic disambiguation of French ‘femme’: in the mud, gold is still shining

  In Corsican language, French word ‘femme’ can be translated, depending on the context either into donna (woman) or into moglia (wife) The above sample still contains a lot of vocabulary and grammatical disambiguation errors (easy/medium difficulty), but it handles … Continue reading

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A Special Case of Anaphora Resolution

Anaphora resolution usually refers to pronouns. But we face here a special case of anaphora resolution that relates to an adjective. The following sentence: ‘un vase de Chine authentique’ (an authentic vase of China) is translated erroneously as un vasu … Continue reading

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Four consecutive ambiguous words

Translating the following sentence: ‘ce fait est unique’ is not as easy as it could seem at first glance. In effect, it is made up of four consecutive ambiguous words: ‘ce’: ‘ssu (demonstrative pronoun, this) or ciò (it, relative pronoun) … Continue reading

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What are the conditions for a given endangered language to be a candidate for rule-based machine translation?

What are the conditions for a given endangered language to be a candidate for rule-based machine translation? For a given endangered language to be a candidate for rule-based machine translation, some requirements are in order. There is notably need for: a … Continue reading

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Weekly open test

Weekly open test: 1 – (6/128) = 95,31%. It should read U righjimentu cumprendi instead of capisci.

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Solving fivefold ambiguity: translation for French ‘poste’

French word ‘poste’ has (at least) fivefold ambiguity. For it can designate: ‘poste’ (masculine singular noun) : postu, masculine singular noun (set, i.e. television set) ‘poste’ (masculine singular noun): posta, feminine singular noun (position): erroneously translated as postu in the present case … Continue reading

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Open test: december 2, 2017

Weekly open test: scoring 1 – (1/114) = 99.12%. Of interest: ‘Four swords’ remains properly untranslated, and ‘four’ (fornu/forru in Corsican, oven in English) is left as is.

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