Name: Okonkwo Ifeanyichukwu
Location: Buea, Cameroon
University: University of Buea
Why is it that you are interested in Apertium?
Which of the published tasks are you interested in? What do you plan to do?
I am interested in adding a new language pair that is English-Ibo.
1. Installed Apertium and necessary tools.
2. Add some words to bidix and ibo.lexc file.
3. Translated some words from this story as much as possible.
4. Pushed into the main git repo.
Week 0: Community bonding
Getting familiar with all the Apertium modules and it’s working. Discussion with mentors and clearing doubts. Also, discussion with other selected members about their ideas in detail. Reading and gathering information about other different Machine translation tools. Reading and editing the wiki to include small changes for making it more easier for newbies to join Apertium.
Improving Ibo monolingual dictionary Adding nouns,prepositions,adjectives to bilingual dictionary
Adding verbs,pronouns conjunctions to bilingual dictionary Write transfer rules for verbs and noun
Continue with the work. Adding verbs and more nouns from English Wiktionary
Update documentation Preparing for evaluation.
Deliverable 1: Bilingual dictionary, basic transfer rules.
Observing the sentence structure of both languages. Fixing minor issues in Ibo dictionary.
Adding words to the bilingual dictionary.
Including transfer rules.
Continue with the work. Test translation and prepare for evaluation.
Deliverable 2:Understandable translation between these two languages.
Extend bilingual dictionary. Work on disambiguation rules.
testvoc and improvements. More work on transfer rules.
Continue with the work. Testing using corpus or newspaper contents.
Writing documentation, complete testing and fixing bugs.
Skills and qualifications
Currently I am a second year Computer Engineering undergraduate student
Languages: Ibo(native),English(native), French(Elementary)
Programming skills: C/C++ ,Python, SQl,HTML/CSS,Java(elementary),php(elementary).
None Summer-of-Code for the Summer
As of now I have no other plans and I will make up to it in case If am having any change in my plans. I would be able to spend about 40+ hours a week and maybe even more.