Tiwi and English

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Note: Resources for machine translation between Tiwi and English

External Resources

Github Repo for Language Pair

Tiwi Transducer

English Transducer

Developed Resources

Bilingual Corpus

Contrastive Grammar

Lexical selection

Structural Transfer

Initial Tiw → Eng Evaluation

The coverage of our monolingual transducer: coverage: 388 / 1133 (~0.34245366284201235658)

The coverage of our bilingual transducer: coverage: 20 / 30 (~0.66666666666666666667)

Sentence Analysis

Sentence 1

  • pirripakijiti: They floated
    • ^akijiti<vblex><iv><past><s_pl3>/float<vblex><iv><past><s_pl3>$^.<sent>/.<sent>$
    • "#float"

Sentence 2

  • pirripakirlumurri: They were tired
    • ^akirlumurri<vblex><iv><past><s_pl3>/be tired<vblex><iv><past><s_pl3>$^.<sent>/.<sent>$
    • "#be tired"

Sentence 3

  • pirriwapa: They ate
    • ^wapa<vblex><iv><past><s_pl3>/eat<vblex><iv><past><s_pl3>$^.<sent>/.<sent>$
    • "#eat"

Sentence 4

  • kamini naki?: what is this?
    • ^kami<prn><itg><m>/what<prn><itg><m>/which<prn><itg><m>$ ^naki<prn><dem><sg>/this<prn><dem><sg>$^?<sent>/?<sent>$^.<sent>/.<sent>$
    • "#what #this?"

Sentence 5

  • ngarra minimarti: he is generous
    • ^ngarra<prn><m><p3><sg>/he<prn><m><p3><sg>$ ^minimarti<adj><m>/generous<adj>$^.<sent>/.<sent>$
    • "#generous #he"

Sentence 6

  • jupijupi awi kiyija mirrawu: soup and a little bit of tobacco
    • ^jupijupi<n>/soup<n>$ ^awi<cnjcoo>/and<cnjcoo>$ ^kiyija<n><prn><qnt>/little<n><prn><qnt>$ ^mirrawu<n>/tobacco<n>$^.<sent>/.<sent>$
    • "#soup and #little #tobacco"

Sentence 7

  • ngarra kijinga: he is small
    • ^ngarra<prn><m><p3><sg>/he<n><prn><m><p3><sg>$ ^kiji<adj><f>/small<n><f>$^.<sent>/.<sent>$
    • "#he #small"

Sentence 8

  • yirrikipayi ngarra tuwara: the crocodile's tail
    • ^yirrikipayi<n><m>/crocodile<n><m>$ ^ngarra<prn><m><p3><sg>/he<prn><m><p3><sg>$ ^tuwara<n>/tail<n>$^.<sent>/.<sent>$
    • "#crocodile #he #tail"

Sentence 9

  • awurra wawurruwi: those are men
    • ^awurra<prn><dem><pl>/those<prn><dem><pl>$ ^wawurru<n><pl>/man<n><pl>$^.<sent>/.<sent>$
    • "#those men"

Sentence 10

  • ngiya paruwani: i am hungry
    • ^ngiya<prn><p1><sg>/i<prn><p1><sg>$ ^paruwani<adj>/hungry<adj>$^.<sent>/.<sent>$
    • "#hungry #i"

Final Tiw → Eng Evaluation

Expanded Morphological coverage

  • Added temporal prefix:
    • Example
  • Added reciprocal and reflexive suffixes:
    • Example

Developed Lexical Selection Rules