Parsing text – Finnish text – Any text

“Vierailin ystävän luona.” That is a sentence and it is Finnish. How do I parse that text? In order to get some meaning out of it?

The context of the question is text analytics. So that we could analyze the text, we need to extract some meaning of the words. For example, are there verbs in it and which words are verbs? What kind of sentences are in the text? Are there there a lot of words like “fail, fails, failed”? etc. etc

For machines/software, the sentence “Vierailin ystävän luona.” doesn’t really offer much. That’s why we want to parse it.

As it happens, there is something called Universal Dependencies. And part of Universal Dependencies is a format called CoNLL-U.

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Silent Service

I recently encountered Oracle Database 12c and needed to deploy it to IBM PureApplication System (IPAS) as part of a larger solution.

One of the key value propositions of IPAS is automated deployments enabled by patterns. Obviously, in order to realize that value proposition, Oracle needed to be installed automatically to Linux running on IPAS (scripts to do that are here in GitHub repository). Continue reading “Silent Service”