[TAG] [Apertium-stuff] Google patent
joregan at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 19:51:10 MSD 2008
2008/8/17 Ren? Pfeiffer <lynx at luchs.at>:
> On Aug 17, 2008 at 1601 +0100, Jimmy O'Regan appeared and said:
>> 2008/8/17 Sergio Ortiz Rojas <sergio.ortiz at gmail.com>:
>> > Not in EU. For the moment.
>> <spectie> Answer: The problem is that software patents exist in some
>> ways in the EU. The power of patent governance is split between a
>> legislature, an executive, and a judiciary.
>> <spectie> The legislature (the European Patent Convention) says that
>> software ideas are not patentable.
>> <spectie> The executive (the European Patent Office) ignores this and
>> approves software patent applications.
>> <spectie> The judiciary (the national courts) usually declares the
>> EPO's software patents to be invalid whenever there is a court case.
> Yes, this is true. Above all, some national patent offices (including
> the Austrian one) give hints in workhops how to patent certain things
> properly (i.e. how to write the patent application). This leads to tests
> in court that require some amount of effort to kill these senseless
I have to admit to finding it difficult to follow just *what* exactly
they're patenting; does it cover *all* of the mechanisms described
within, or the whole?
"If the cursor remains over the selected text for a
predetermined period of time, the feedback window component 312 causes
the presentation of a feedback window"
effect for years...
'Sticky' popups are described in the version released 2002-11-01
"According to the MTS, the alternate translation has a low
probability of occurrence in the target language; or The
alternate translation contains redundant words. "
Looks very similar to the sort of filtering done by
apertium-transfer-tools; the first
description I know of is here:
Felipe S?nchez-Mart?nez, Juan Antonio P?rez-Ortiz, Mikel L. Forcada.
Integrating corpus-based and rule-based approaches in an open-source
machine translation system. In Proceedings of METIS-II Workshop: New
Approaches to Machine Translation, a workshop at CLIN 17 -
Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands , p. 73-82, January 11,
2007, Leuven, Belgium.
which predates Google's 'suggestion' stuff:
That paper builds on:
Felipe S?nchez-Mart?nez, Hermann Ney. Using alignment templates to
infer shallow-transfer machine translation rules. In Lecture Notes in
Computer Science 4139 (Advances in Natural Language Processing,
Proceedings of FinTAL 2006, 5th International Conference on Natural
Language Processing), p. 756-767, August 23-25, 2006, Turku, Finland.
which builds on:
F. J. Och and H. Ney. 2004. The alignment template
approach to statistical machine translation. Computational
Franz Och is now a research scientist at Google
Wow. One degree of separation.
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