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Re: Lojban program and conlang software ideas

From:Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>
Date:Sunday, May 7, 2000, 15:15
On Fri, 5 May 2000, The Gray Wizard wrote:

> I took a stab at developing one of these some time back to help manage the > expanding vocabulary of amman iar. I found that simple polysemy was only a > small part of the problem. Many words in amman iar (most?) have no simple > one-word english gloss. I had to be able to enter one or more sentences to > properly define them. This made generating an amman iar/english dictionary > trivial, but how to parse the english definitions to get an english/amman > iar equivalent defeated me and I've been programming for 35 years. >
It can be done, but it's not really fun - since neither list is congruent (is that the right word?) with the other, you need a many-to-many linking list, and that means you really have two dictionaries to maintain. Boudewijn Rempt |