macw at cmu.edu
Sat Dec 15 20:34:03 UTC 2007
Sorry about the delay in replying to your question. The best way
to achieve what you want is not to remove the imitations and
neologisms from the %mor line, but to remove them when you actually
run your FREQ analysis. You do this just by adding the -s switch.
So, you might have a command such as
freq +t%mor -s"neo*" *.cha
The same switch would work for VOCD. For items that have a clear
signature in the %mor line, such as parts of speechs or neologisms,
this is easy. The work of identifying specific words that are
imitations is another matter. I don't know how a program can
uniformly decide whether a given word is an imitation. Typically,
people think of imitation as a sentence-level phenomenon, not a word-
level phenomenon. To code sentences as imitations, you can use the [+
imit] postcode and then you can include or exclude the whole utterance
using this postcode.
On Dec 10, 2007, at 12:05 PM, Annabelle David wrote:
> Is there a way I could remove certain types of words from the MOR
> output. I would like to remove all imitations and neologisms for
> example, so they are not included in further analyses (FREQ and VOCD)
> I run on the MOR tier.
> I can't seem to find a solution. Please help!
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