[TAG] [Apertium-stuff] Google patent
lynx at luchs.at
Tue Aug 19 02:33:41 MSD 2008
On Aug 17, 2008 at 1803 +0100, Jimmy O'Regan appeared and said:
> 2008/8/17 Ren? Pfeiffer <lynx at luchs.at>:
> > [...]
> > While doing the protests
> > against the software patent directive we thought of implementing a
> > compiler for patent applications. You describe your idea vaguely in a
> > kind of programming language and the compiler spits out the whole
> > application form ready for submission. With the help of some linguists
> > this should be possible. It is a neat proof of concept why patenting
> > software is a bad idea.
> Well... Apertium's rule system could certainly be (ab)used to do that,
> thanks to Sergio's fairly recent addition of monolingual rules - our
> legitimate purpose was to add mutations to Welsh.
> If you feel like providing me with some examples, I can try to put
> something together :)
We, the FFII, have a patent database and a search engine for patent
texts. The patents are from the European Patent Office. Give me a few
weeks and there might be a way to create something out the the data. :)
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