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From Alec Taylor <>
Subject Re: Portuguese
Date Tue, 06 Dec 2011 10:35:36 GMT
Instead, how about a complete Latin implementation, then we slowly go
about extending it to support all languages which have extended from

I believe there are three languages: Chinese, Latin and Greek; which
we'd need to build off to get a pretty complete foundation of all

Then we slowly simulate the syntax and language evolution across time,
and voilà!

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 8:33 AM, Jason Baldridge
<> wrote:
> One thing that I think might be nice moving forward is to develop a robust
> set of models and test sets that involve at least two languages. I'm
> thinking Portuguese would be a good one in addition to English since:
>   - several of us speak it (I'm a non-native speaker who lived in Brazil
>   for a couple of years -- who else?)
>   - there are truly free annotated resources for it:
>   - it's pretty darn widely spoken in the world, both as first and second
>   language
> Doing something like this would help push the annotation effort forward as
> well. E.g. we commit to providing support for a language means we need to
> get at least some annotations going for each level of analysis we want to
> support, and that will in turn spur development on the tool that Jorn has
> been putting together.
> Jason
> --
> Jason Baldridge
> Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics
> The University of Texas at Austin

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