News Eckhard Bick on 29 May 2008 07:51

Norwegian updated

Between January and April the Norwegian->Danish system and the Norwegian->English Interlingua system have undergone a major overhaul. Thus, the Norwegian->Danish bilingual lexicon of over 200.000 entries has been increased, and for a large part been systematically checked against other dictionaries and internet usage. Also, special attention has been paid to productive compounding and the generation of equivalent Danish/English compounds. Finally, the translation engine as such has been revamped – it now uses full rule-based transfer (for both translation and word ordering) already at the Norwegian->Danish (Interlingua) level, just like the Danish->English standard system. Between May 26th and May 27th, The Danish->Norwegian MT pair has been the focus of a special GramTrans workshop, and besides being an important part of the English->Norwegain Interlingua pair, Danish->Norwegian is now a good example for how “almost perfect” inter-Scandinavian machine translation can become. Last, but not least, document translation and the browser plugin feature have recently been activated for Norwegian.

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