The lexicon is now in your hands


(Niklas Schwibbe) #1

In short:

For all our users eagerly awaiting to finally groom the lexicon autonomously, the lexicon feature is now finally available via frontend access. If you are aiming for highly individual, multilingual content or want to implement your own wording and phrasing into the automated content, this feature is for you.

Use case:

Our text engine is able to apply correct grammar for numerous languages. This grammar is based on our public and user-specific lexicon, which most grammatical decisions are derived from. This enables you to add much more variety and panache to your content, to thoroughly gain and keep the attention of your intended audience. To gain the most benefit from this feature, customers with well-defined text concepts regularly provided us with word lists in the past, which were then added to the lexicon by our computer linguists. The most common way of our users, to spot, that grammar is missing from their content, is indeed the occurrence of small, almost trivial mistakes, like missing determiners here, or a wrong declination for a noun there. If such things occur in your test content, chances are high, that a missing lexicon entry might be the cause of that irregularity. Thus, an adequate solution for grammar errors oftentimes contains adding new words to the lexicon.

Problem:

Up until now, this was seldom a quick process. Oftentimes too much time passed until all your required words were present in the lexicon, hindering your publishing schedule and wasting precious time on the way to your publication. Also, the fact that you as our users are painfully dependent on internal processes on our side is absolutely undermining our goal of empowering you and creating maximum user autonomy to let you craft your solutions at your own pace as independent as possible.

Solution:

To offer you a plethora of new opportunities to influence and refine your automation process we decided to enable the editing of the lexicon in the frontend:

To Access this feature you can enable the frontend lexicon in your advanced profile settings:

The lexicon is then located in the composer:

In the lexicon, three types of words can be added:
Nouns, verbs and adjectives. Please keep in mind that adjectives are for the most part covert by the rulesets in our text engine and don’t need to be covered in the lexicon.

These three different types are listed with all grammatical information necessary for the application in the language of your choice.

If you Switch languages and create an entry for different languages, the fields which are necessary are automatically displayed in the correct fashion.

This way creating lexicon entries in the frontend is easy and straightforward without compromising any of the complexity, present in different languages.
To identify which words are missing, based on the training and demo data, you can view a list of your missing lexicon entries to identify words you need to add to your lexicon.

By Clicking on an entry in the list you automatically are changing to the creation of a new lexicon entry and can start to work.

Requirements

All you need to use this feature in our AX Semantics Cockpit, is an account on our platform and a decent understanding of the grammatical properties of the languages you aim to enrich.

Roll Out

This feature is active from now onward. Feel free to try it out as soon as an occasion arises. It would also be marvellous if you could provide us with feedback regarding your experience with the new functionalities.
Also, we constantly strive to add more languages to our platform, We would love to hear from you, which language should be next on our list.

Best regards
Niklas