Monday, May 02, 2005
Teragram Adds Hungarian to its Linguistic Suite: "Hungarian's linguistic challenges are easily handled by Teragram's dictionary as it breaks apart and parses meaning from highly agglutinative words. For example, the Hungarian word 'mostohagyerekeidhez,' meaning 'to your step children' is actually composed of many smaller pieces and can be deconstructed into 'mostoha gyerek e i d hez.' In this example, Teragram's software breaks the word down into its basic elements to derive meaning: 'mostoha' (meaning 'step' in English), gyerek ('child'), 'gyereke' (the possessive marker 'e' turns the meaning to 'child belonging to'), 'gyerekei' (the plural marker 'i' turns the meaning to 'children belonging to'), 'gyerekeid' (the second person marker 'd' turns the meaning to 'the children belonging to you' i.e. 'your children'), 'gyerekeidhez' (the inflectional 'hez' turns the meaning to 'to your children'). 'The ability of Teragram's powerful linguistic engine to deconstruct words into meaningful parts is critical to improving the precision of information retrieval applications and search accuracy,' says Dr. Schabes. 'That's what our customers look to us to uniquely provide.'"
Posted by alex at 19:54