Task ideas for Google Code-in/Add transfer rule
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- select a language pair, ideally such that the source language is a language you know (L₂) and the target language a language you use every day (L₁).
- Install Apertium locally; install the language pair; make sure that it works.
- and/or get Apertium VirtualBox and update, check out & compile the language pair.
- Using a large enough corpus of the source language (e.g. plain text taken from Wikipedia), detect one structural transfer rule (.t1x, .t2x, .t3x) that is wrong or missing (local agreement, gender, number, etc. is inadequate, local word order in a phrase is inadequate, there is a word too much or a word missing, etc.).
- In other words, run a bunch of text in L₂ through the pair and find a consistent error in the output text in L₁ that isn't grammatical.
- Write a new rule or correct an existing rule.
- Compile and test again.
- Add a regression test to the appropriate wiki page, so, for example, if you're doing Kyrgyz->English, add a test to English_and_Kyrgyz/Transfer_tests.
- Submit a pull request on github and submit the url of the PR to your mentor.