[libvoikko] Libvoikko 3.0pre1 available, plans for the near future

Harri Pitkänen hatapitk at iki.fi
Wed Apr 28 17:35:50 EEST 2010

On Wednesday 28 April 2010, Sjur Moshagen wrote:
> That being said, I would like to emphasize that two of the Sámi
>  morphologies are already release quality (except the licensing issue,
>  which we are working on), and that it is important to us to get both the
>  Sámi morphologies and the HFST backend properly integrated with libvoikko
>  as soon as possible.

Once the licensing issues are resolved it would be useful to have some sort of 
a fully automatic test suite to verify that the spell checker works. This is 
very important because at least currently libvoikko HFST backend has no tests 
at all and I'm not sure if HFST has much automated tests either. Since I don't 
know Sámi myself I would have to rely on automated tests to see if a new 
release of libvoikko works correctly with HFST.

>  Also the hyphenation part would need proper inclusion
>  rather soon.

Unfortunately I cannot promise any implementation schedule for this since some 
of the Finnish stuff needs to be done first. I'll be happy to help if someone 
else wishes to work on this. It is probably a few full days worth of work on 
libvoikko side and another day or so with openoffice.org-voikko.

> We have hunspell versions of our speller lexicons for these two languages,
>  and we will conduct such speed and memory (and other) comparisons as you
>  requested as soon as we can get the HFST backend to play on our computers.

OK. I have to check later today if HFST backend really is broken. It might be, 
I have had it disabled during the last few weeks of development. As said, HFST 
backend is still completely untested and could easily break when there are 
other changes made in the library.


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