[libvoikko] Lttoolbox (Apertium) morphology backend
hatapitk at iki.fi
Sat Feb 27 23:55:13 EET 2010
On Wednesday 24 February 2010, Harri Pitkänen wrote:
> If I remember correctly, Apertium is already in Debian. I could take a
> look next week and see what can be done.
Well, I didn't wait until next week but implemented the backend already. You
can try this by using the sources in SVN:
- On Debian unstable install packages lttoolbox, liblttoolbox3-3.1-0,
- Check out SVN sources
- ./configure --prefix=/some/dir --enable-lttoolbox
- make install
- Copy stuff from http://www.puimula.org/htp/testing/apertium/ to
Now you should have a dictionary variant "apertium" available. The test
dictionary was copied from
and it recognizes words "car" and "cars". Event the spelling suggestions work:
$ /some/dir/bin/voikkospell -d apertium -s
I must say I was quite impressed on how easy this was. No compilation
problems, no license hassles (Apertium uses exactly the same license as
libvoikko), easy to use API. API documentation was a bit hard to find though.
I also tried to build some of the real word dictionaries but could not figure
out which one would work and how it should be used.
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