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Name: Nikolay Aleksandrov
University: I. N. Ulianov Chuvash State University
E-mail address:
IRC: qavan
Location: Cheboxary, Russia
Timezone: UTC+3
Telegram: qavan
GitHub: qavan

Why is it that you are interested in machine translation and in Apertium?[edit]

Apertium as an open source system is of great interest to me because of its ability to take into account many factors of the language that other interpreters do not take into account. I will work for the benefit of society, that's great. I'm surprised by the system itself, because before that I did not see translators with Chuvash language who could work so flexibly.

Which of the published tasks are you interested in? What do you plan to do?[edit]

I am planning to developing an existing language pair Chuvash-Russian (Chuvash <-> Russian), which is now in nursery. Also I will working on improving Chuvash-Tatar translator.

Reasons why Google and Apertium should sponsor it[edit]

The sponsorship of Google gives an excellent motivation to work on projects in which, unfortunately, few enthusiasts come to work. And for Apertium, this is an excellent opportunity to notice people who can help make their work better and bring something new.

A description of how and who it will benefit in society[edit]

Currently, there is a problem of ousting the Chuvash language in Chuvashia. Since the chance to find among themselves a "common language" in Russian is much more likely, even though the Chuvash language speakers are much more. This is a big problem at the moment.

Work plan[edit]

Available resources


Russian-Chuvash and Chuvash-Russian online dictionaries
printed dictionaries
and some others(coming soon)

Resources for corpus[edit]

wiki dumps

Resources for parallel corpus[edit]

online newspapers both in Chuvash and Russian, for example:Районные_газеты_Чувашии
and some others(coming soon)

Current state[edit]

apertium-rus: coverage ~89.6%, stems ~170,000(?)
apertium-chv: coverage ~90%, stems ~45,000(?)
apertium-chv-rus.chv-rus.dix: about ~75 words


Week Dates Actions
? previous coding challenge, community bonding
1 27.05 - 02.06 working on numerals, postpositions and conjunctions
2 03.06 - 09.06 working on pronouns and determiners
3 10.06 - 16.06 working on adjectives and adverbs
4 17.06 - 23.06 working on adjectives and adverbs
5 24.06 - 30.06 working on nouns + First Evaluations
6 01.07 - 07.07 working on nouns
7 08.07 - 14.07 working on nouns
8 15.07 - 21.07 working on disambiguation
9 22.07 - 28.07 working on verbs + Second Evaluations
10 29.07 - 04.08 working on verbs
11 05.08 - 11.08 working on disambiguation
12 12.08 - 18.08 road2release
13 19.08 - 26.08 Final evaluation.
Project completed!

List your skills and qualifications[edit]

I am a 3rd-year bachelor student of Chuvash State University, Russia. Technical skills: Python, Pascal, any SQL, WEB(HTML,CSS,JS)
Languages: Chuvash, Russian, English.

Non-Summer-of-Code plans you have for the Summer[edit]

In first two week of June I will have to take exams. So I will be able to work less time in the mentioned this weeks(~30). And the rest of the time I will devote to the development of an translator.