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Kalusa feature requests

From:Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 23, 2006, 14:54
Summary of requests:
> It would be nice to be able to list Kalusa sentences > corresponding to an English sentence, or vice versa. > I mean, "sentence index", just like "word index".
I will have to give some thought to the criteria for a sentence index. It's not as simple as indexing by bthe first word, yet indexing by matching the whole sentence is not likely to yeild many identical English sentences. Hmmm. This will require some tinkering.
> If the rating is same, I'd rank sentences with more > votes higher, so that 100% with 2 votes rank higher > than 100% with 1 vote. >
Good suggestion. Maybe something like a point system instead of a percentage ranking. Every sentence might start out with 1000 points and have its rating go up or down according to numnber of votes and score of each vote. I'll have to work out the mathematics of this. Any suggestiong are more than welcome.
> Also, do not display "1 votes"! This site is > supposed to be used by language fans! > > Seo Sanghyeon
Oops! I'll fix that after work this evening.
> Also, it would be nice to be able to select one's > sort method - see oldest sentences first, newest > first, highest-ranked first, lowest-ranked first, > shortest or longest first. (Shortest first would > probably be a good way for people who come in late > to get up to speed, number of words being a > reasonable proxy for simplicity of structure.)
Corpus sorting is on my things-to-do list. I hadn't thought of shortest first as one of the options, but I like it. I'll add it to the list. ...
> More feature requests: being able to see the lists > of Kalusa words and English words in the index - > sorted either alphabetically, or by frequency. > (Looking for words used so far only once or twice > is a good way to see where there's no agreement on > usage yet, & add more sentences using those words > in different contexts, etc.)
Neat idea. I'll put that on my list of things to do. -- Jim Henry ------------------------ Another feature I thought of last night was "The Weekly Challenge Sentence." Take some reasonably challenging sentence, like something from the Babel text, or Shakespeare, or whatever, and set up a page where people can contribute their own translation and/or vote on the competing translations. Then at the end of he week the translation with the most votes is announced and declared the "official" translation of that piece of text, with credit to the author of the translation. --gary


Larry Sulky <larrysulky@...>
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