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JimBreen JimBreen March 21, 2010 at 6:11 AM March 21, 2010 at 6:11 AM link permalink

Traditional and Simplified Chinese

I saw the comment about converting hanzi on-the-fly. Be very cautious about that, as there are many cases where it simply doesn't work. Proper Traditional<->Simplified conversion needs to work at the lexeme level and in some cases needs some context for disambiguation.

Jack Halpern wrote a very good paper about this about 10 years ago:
http://www.cjk.org/cjk/c2c/c2cbasis.htm

PS: how do I make a comment on another posting?

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JimBreen JimBreen March 21, 2010 at 6:40 AM March 21, 2010 at 6:40 AM link permalink

OK, I worked out how to do a follow-on. I'd clicked "reply" but it hadn't worked. Now it does.

sysko sysko March 21, 2010 at 11:10 AM March 21, 2010 at 11:10 AM link permalink

the traditional to simplified chinese is not made at "character by character" level, but try to decompose the sentence (you can see how the sentence has been segmented by looking to pinyin)
As I've said I'm in conctact with the guy who develop it, so don't hesitate to report any bad segmentations, I will report to him