What Is This

This site contains the technical documentation of the GiellaLT infrastructure, developed and used by Divvun and Giellatekno. It is an open source website providing analysers and tools for a wide range of languages, as well as a ready-made setup for adding more languages.

The possibility to make computer tools for your language

Computer tools supported by our infrastructure include:

  • linguistic analysers (morphology, syntax)
  • spell checkers and grammar checkers
  • morphologically enabeled e-dicionaries
  • machine translation

... by using the following linguistic technology

We write our morphology as finite state transducers in the formalisms lexc and twolc, and compile it into computer programs for language analysis with the compilers xfst (http://fsmbook.com) and hfst (http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/kieliteknologia/tutkimus/hfst/). Our syntax we write in constraint grammar, and we compile our files with vislcg3 (http://beta.visl.sdu.dk/cg3.html). The installation of these compilers are docummentet on the Getting Started page.

Licensing and cooperation

All our resources, infrastructure and linguistic content alike, are available under dual licenses, CC-by-SA and GPL. You may thus take whatever resource you find useful with you and go, as long as you refer to us when you use it.

You may also cooperate with us, e.g. use our servers for your language, embark on a shared project, etc. In order to do that, please contact us.