Task ideas for Google Code-in

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This is the task ideas page for Google Code-in, here you can find ideas on interesting tasks that will improve your knowledge of Apertium and help you get into the world of open-source development.

The people column lists people who you should get in contact with to request further information. All tasks are 2 hours maximum estimated amount of time that would be spent on the task by an experienced developer, however:

  1. this is the time expected to take by an experienced developer, you may find that you spend more time on the task because of the learning curve.


  • code: Tasks related to writing or refactoring code
  • documentation: Tasks related to creating/editing documents and helping others learn more
  • research: Tasks related to community management, outreach/marketting, or studying problems and recommending solutions
  • quality: Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of high quality.
  • design: Tasks related to user experience research or user interface design and interaction

Clarification of "multiple task" types

  • multi = number of students who can do a given task
  • dup = number of times a student can do the same task

You can find descriptions of some of the mentors here.

Task ideas

See Talk:Task ideas for Google Code-in for task ideas from previous years.

research, quality, documentation Adopt a Wiki page Request an Apertium wiki account and adopt a wiki page by updating and fixing any issues with it. Examples of things to update might be documentation that still refers to our SVN repo (we're on GitHub now), documentation of new features, clarification of unclear things, indicating that a page no longer reflects how things are done, or updating documentation to reflect the current options and defaults of various tools. wiki * yes 150
research, code expand coverage of Kyrgyz to English structural transfer Find a sentence in Kyrgyz that once the lexical items are added to the bilingual dictionary is not fully (or correctly) parsed by the kir-eng-transfer Apertium mode. Determine what rule(s) need(s) to be added (or fixed) to cover this structure, and update apertium-eng-kir.kir-eng.rtx accordingly. You will first want to clone and compile apertium-eng-kir. Kyrgyz, English, recursive transfer, pairs JNW 150 10
code Add recursive transfer support to a language pair that doesn't support it Make a branch of an Apertium language pair that doesn't support recursive transfer and call it "recursive transfer". Add vanilla .rtx files for both directions, and modify Makefile.am and modes.xml so that the branch compiles and runs. See this page for instructions on how to do this. recursive transfer, pairs JNW yes 150 10
code Add 2 recursive transfer rules to a language pair Add two recursive transfer rules to an Apertium language pair. These rules consist of, at minimum, a syntactic pattern to match, a phrase to combine them into, and an output pattern (more documentation here). If the language pair does not support recursive transfer, make sure to set it up first. recursive transfer, pairs JNW 150 20


Mentor Languages
ftyers eng, spa, cat, fra, nor, rus, por, swe, tur, gag, aze
JNW eng, spa, fra, rus, tur, gag, aze, kaz, kir, tat, bak, kum, nog, kaa, uzb, uig, crh, khk, yid
anakuz grn, spa, por, rus
fotonzade eng, tur, aze, uig, tat, crh, kmr, ckb, fas
xavivars cat, spa, eng, fra
unhammer nno, nob, swe, dan, fao, sme, ovd
shardulc eng, fra, mar, hin, urd, kan
m-alpha eng, fra, byv


Last updated by Sushain (talk) 19:22, 15 September 2018 (CEST).

Category Count
code 35
documentation 5
research 10
quality 10
design 5
Total 53