Yet another Macronizer

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Alatius
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Yet another Macronizer

Post by Alatius » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:32 am

I invite everyone to test my latest creation, a new Latin Macronizer:
http://stp.lingfil.uu.se/~jowi4905/macronizer/
Apart from marking long vowels, it also has the ability to convert the orthography to use v and/or j, if so desired.

This project was at least partly inspired by Felipe Vogel's Māccer program, which has two drawbacks, as I see it, which I wanted to overcome: the reliance on macronized texts for training, and the fact that it doesn't (as far as I understand) take the context of an ambiguous word into consideration. My macronizer instead gets information about vowel lengths from a morphological analyzer (Morpheus, of the Perseus Project). To choose between ambiguous forms, the text is tagged with a parts-of-speech (POS) tagger, trained on the Latin Dependency Treebank.

Any suggestions for improvements are very welcome. I'm especially interested in reports of faults that are due to errors in the Morpheus lexicon. Short of true artificial intelligence, it is of course unreasonable to expect a perfect result from the macronizer, so if you find that it in one place mixes up, say, mīseris and miserīs, that is probably what you should expect, and there is little I can do about it. If, however, you notice a macronized word form which shouldn't exist, or which is very rare and thus highly improbable compared to the correct form, then please report it. (For example, I just today noticed that paria is often erroneously marked as parīa, which is an alternative form of parēas, a kind of snake! That will be corrected.)

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Re: Yet another Macronizer

Post by Nesrad » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:56 am

This is a very nice tool. Thanks a lot!

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Re: Yet another Macronizer

Post by cb » Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:07 pm

hi, this is great thanks. i noticed that if you put in by itself "in re publica", it macronises the a, but if you put in the first sentence of cicero's de oratore, it doesn't macronise the a in "in re publica", and gives:

Cōgitantī mihi saepe numerō et memoriā vetera repetentī perbeātī fuisse, Quīnte frāter, illī vidērī solent, quī in optimā rē pūblica, cum et honōribus et rērum gestārum glōriā flōrērent, eum vītae cursum tenēre potuērunt, ut vel in negōtiō sine perīculō vel in ōtiō cum dignitāte esse possent;

perhaps look into that? cheers, chad

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Re: Yet another Macronizer

Post by Nesrad » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:14 am

Actually it has issues with the final a/ā, so that's one thing that needs to be proofread systematically.

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Re: Yet another Macronizer

Post by bedwere » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:28 pm

New location:

http://stp.lingfil.uu.se/~winge/macronizer/

But if you are somewhat Linux savvy, I recommend a local installation

https://github.com/Alatius/latin-macronizer

PS

In my case I moved the latin-macronizer directory under /usr/local and recursively changed ownership to root:
sudo chown -R root.root /usr/local/latin-macronizer
Otherwise my version of apache2 would not execute the python script macronize.py

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