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multitrans is a program found in apertium-lex-tools, used as a helper when training (see Learning rules from parallel and non-parallel corpora).



This will output the source along with all target translations, like lt-proc -b.

Doing just

multitrans sl-tl.autobil.bin -b

is equivalent to doing lt-proc -b sl-tl.autobil.bin if the input consists of just correctly formatted lexical units (lt-proc -b fails on some misformattings that multitrans ignores).


This will output the source side only, so used alone it turns into cat, but used with -t you can trim the tags to what bidix has.

So if bidix has an entry for kake<n><f>, you'll get

$ echo '^kake<n><f><sg><def>$' |multitrans nno-nob.autobil.bin -p -t


This will output one entry on each line with a pair of translations, e.g.

$ echo '^obsternasig<adj><pst><sg><ind>$' |multitrans nor-eng.autobil.bin -m
.[][0 0].[]     ^obsternasig<adj><pst><sg><ind>/obstinate<adj><pst><sg><ind>$
.[][0 1].[]     ^obsternasig<adj><pst><sg><ind>/obdurate<adj><pst><sg><ind>$
.[][0 2].[]     ^obsternasig<adj><pst><sg><ind>/stubborn<adj><pst><sg><ind>$
.[][0 3].[]     ^obsternasig<adj><pst><sg><ind>/refractory<adj><pst><sg><ind>$



Trims off tags that don't appear in bidix, e.g. if bidix has an entry for kake<n><f>:

$ echo '^kake<n><f><sg><def>$' |multitrans nno-nob.autobil.bin -p -t


what does this do?


Numbers the lines. Doesn't seem to make a difference under the -m mode.