[sword-devel] sword-devel Digest, Vol 54, Issue 14

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 09:29:25 MST 2008


On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 9:58 AM, Steven J. DeRose <sderose at acm.org> wrote:
> I've been catching up on the discussion re. attaching <w> info to
> various translations.
> Y'all may want to look at several articles by Philip Resnik, a CS
> Prof at U. Maryland -- his articles are linked off his home page at
> http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~resnik/.

I'll look into those - thanks for the tip.

> He's done some really cool work with extracting bilingual
> dictionaries automatically by statistical analysis of translations of
> the same text. Funny, when he went looking for texts available online
> in many languages, he ended up working with the Bible a lot. He gets
> astonishingly good results; sense-dismbiguation and everything.
> I talked to him a couple months ago about what it would take to
> modify his methods to be able to attach Strong's numbers (or equiv)
> to words of various translations, once you have them for (say) KJV.
> He thought it was quite tractable, and has some interest in looking
> into it. So, y'all may want to look at his stuff and see if it helps.
> If I can get him some Bibles in OSIS markup he may be able to find
> time to look into it himself. Any news on the status of the Sword
> module OSIS export I heard exists but needs some work?

I have placed a small patch file at www.crosswire.org/~ghellings/.  It
does a pretty good job of generating an OSIS file from a module which
was imported from OSIS, but it does not do so hot if the module came
from GBF or ThML yet.  I also have made progress towards that, but
it's not done yet, and thus I haven't added it to the patch there.
I'd love for someone else to look at the OSIS output and give me
feedback on other non-KJV OSIS-sourced modules.  There are some bugs
when it outputs modules, but so far I've been able to track those down
to actual bugs in the modules when they were imported.  The messages
from the osis2mod importer are very helpful in that regard.

While we're doing a task like this would, obviously, be a good time to
move from non-OSIS to OSIS formatting and to fix the couple of small
bugs relating to OSIS-compliance issues.


> Thanks!
> Steve
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