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RE: ITS rules for XLIFF 2.1

From: Serge Gladkoff <serge.gladkoff@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:08:30 +0300
To: "'Felix Sasaki'" <fsasaki@w3.org>, <public-i18n-its-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Renat Bikmatov" <renat.bikmatov@logrusglobal.com>, "Sergey Nozhenko" <sergey.nozhenko@logrusglobal.com>
Message-ID: <018101d1f8cb$84a30220$8de90660$@gmail.com>
Hello Felix,


I am sorry to say this but our developers believe that this is a clear case where ITS hit rock-bottom, so to speak.


The function of <sm>/<em> tags is to markup the areas which cannot be annotated by one tag because this would result in invalid XML file. This happens when the markup is conflicting with other tags. For example, with segmentation. 


In such cases inheritance does not work because the beginning of the unit may find itself inside one tag, and the end – inside another, and even on different levels.


How one could describe ITS tags distribution in such cases? Indeed, it is far from clear.


I wouldn't call this “a small burden”.







From: Felix Sasaki [mailto:fsasaki@w3.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:20 PM
To: public-i18n-its-ig@w3.org
Subject: ITS rules for XLIFF 2.1


Hi all,


in the OASIS TC, currently the support of ITS in XLIFF 2.1 is being discussed.


As part of the discussion an ITS rules file is developed. The file should allow general ITS processors to work with XLIFF 2.X documents. There is one issue: XLIFF has elements „sm“ and „em“ which are empty markers. (ITS or any other) information then relates to the content between the start and end marker.


Below is a mail I had sent to the XLIFF list to find a work around. This would put a (small) burden on ITS processors, to deal with the sm / em elements. See below, I tried this with my general XSLT implementation. What do people think on this, esp. implementers?







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Von: Felix Sasaki <felix@sasakiatcf.com>

Betreff: Implementation of XLIFF 2.1 - ITS module

Datum: 12. August 2016 um 11:51:14 MESZ

An: XLIFF Main List <xliff@lists.oasis-open.org>


Hi all,


I started an ITS module implementation relying on my generic ITS processor. See the processed files here


external-rules.xml contains the rules, currently only for text analytics. inputfile.xml is an XLIFF 2.1 input file, currently with ITS Text Analytics information. The output is as a list of XPath expressions in nodelist-with-its-information.xml and as inline annotations in output-inline-annotation.xml


The output shows one issue which we had discussed before, see below, taken from output-inline-annotation.xml


               <itsAnn xmlns=""/>
               <sm id="sm1"
                  <itsAnn xmlns="">
                        <taClassRefPointer xmlns:xlf2="urn:oasis:names:tc:xliff:document:2.0"
                        <taIdentRefPointer xmlns:xlf2="urn:oasis:names:tc:xliff:document:2.0"
               </sm>Arizona<em startRef="sm1">
                  <itsAnn xmlns=""/>


 With the ITS rules file, „sm“ is annotated to have the text analytics information. But it is actually the content between sm and em that should be annotated. I don’t know how to resolve this. Maybe we should add to the ITS module the constraint that extends general ITS processors: if the selected element is XLIFF sm, apply the ITS information to the next em which corresponds to sm, via the startRef attribute. This would be a small burden on the ITS processors, but would greatly simply the creation of the ITS/XLIFF rules file. 







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