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Utilities for KWL: kasahorow Writer's Language

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# kwl KWL is a semantic representation of natural language. A KWL representation can be transformed into any natural language with a grammar and a dictionary of that language.

For example, <kwl nom:dog ; kwl> becomes [kraman (Akan), dog (English), chien (French)]

<kwl pro:you tdy(tu(act:be)) det:a(adj:important_nom:person). ; kwl> becomes [ You are an important person (English) ]

Try it here: http://write.kasahorow.org/kwl

# Installation

python setup.py install

# Testing

You can transform simple English into KWL representation, and then convert the KWL representation into any of the supported languages. Note that all the text is in lowercase.

## Text to KWL

  • python -m kwl ‘the dog’

## KWL to Text

  • python -m kwl ‘det:the_nom:dog’ akan
  • python -m kwl ‘det:the_nom:dog’ english
  • python -m kwl ‘det:the_nom:dog’ oromo
  • python -m kwl ‘det:the_nom:dog’ swahili

# Supported kasahorow languages This means that you can get functional representations suitable for children’s comprehension into these languages. You still need a native speaker to confirm correctness!

  • akan
  • chewa
  • gadangme
  • gbe
  • gikuyu
  • hausa
  • igbo
  • lingala
  • luganda
  • luwo
  • oromoo
  • shona
  • swahili
  • yoruba
  • zulu

## How to add a new language foo This is simple to do. There are 2 main steps: - add a dictionary of the foo in the data/ directory: data/english_foo_woaka.tsv - set up grammar rules for foo the data/ directory: data/sua_foo.py

### Testing language foo There are 2 main testing steps: - Run python kwl_coverage.py foo to see what tests you need to add in the next step - Run python kwl_tests.py foo by adding foo into the KWL_TESTS dictionary.

# Known issues - No support for noun-adjective alliteration (relevant for Bantu languages such as Shona, Swahili, Ururimi) - No support for vowel-harmony (relevant for Kwa languages such as Akan) - Partial support for pluralization - Partial support for stemming

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