skipping maze words with VOCD

Charles Watkins charles.watkins at
Fri Nov 15 11:15:30 UTC 2002

I used Voc D a lot two years ago, and THOUGHT I was excluding retraces:
I've never seen the term maze words before - perhaps you could enlighten me
on that one - but retraces are marked as you describe (words in angled
brackets followed by [/], [//]). It's getting late in this part of the world
just now, so I won't dig out the files and run it again yet, but will do so
willingly at the weekend. Could you confirm that it is what I call retraces
that you are interested in, so that we don't end up talking at

Charles Watkins
Professeur Agrégé en Première et Lettres Supérieures,
Lycée Molière, Paris, France.

-----Message d'origine-----
De : SCHNEIDER Phyllis <Phyllis.Schneider at>
À : 'info-chibolts at' <info-chibolts at>
Date : mercredi 13 novembre 2002 13:56
Objet : skipping maze words with VOCD

>I was trying to use VOCD on my own transcripts, and tried to keep it from
>using words in mazes with -s"</>".  I didn't get error messages, but when I
>I looked at the output, the lines included text that had been in angled
>brackets in the transcripts.  How can I use VOCD without it counting maze
>words (words in angled brackets followed by [/], [//], or [/-])?  If I
>do that directly in the VOCD command, how can I get the mazes out of my
>transcripts before I run this analysis?
>Phyllis Schneider
>Phyllis Schneider, PhD
>Associate Professor and Chair
>Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
>2-70 Corbett Hall
>University of Alberta
>Edmonton, AB T6G 2G4
>(780) 492-5980
>fax: (780) 492-9333
>e-mail: phyllis.schneider at

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