vocd retracings

Brian MacWhinney macw at cmu.edu
Wed Mar 21 02:13:19 UTC 2007


Dear Annabelle,

     Without having your exclude.cut file and the transcripts you are  
using, it is impossible to answer this question definitively.   
However, I ran this command on the ne32 directory in the CLAN samples  
with no problem:

vocd +t*CHI +r1 +r6 -s at dog *.cha

So, there is nothing particularly problematic about the +rr1 and +r6

My guess is that the file you are using has bad markings for [/]   
This doesn't look like a file from the CHILDES database.  So, you  
should make sure the file first passes CHECK.

--Brian

On Mar 21, 2007, at 1:41 AM, Annabelle David wrote:

> Dear all
>
> I wonder if somebody could help me. I am trying to run vocd on some  
> transcripts. But when I run my command on certain files, I get the  
> following message:
>
> > vocd +t*P20 +r1 +r6 -s at exclude.cut +fvoc P20AUL13.cha
>
> Reading exclude file <exclude.cut>
>
> retracings not successfully eliminated
>
>
> And this is the command I type: vocd +t*P20 +r1 +r6 -s at exclude.cut  
> +fvoc P20AUL13.cha
>
> It is inconsistent and I can’t seem to work out what the problem  
> is. Is it likely that it is something to do with an error in the  
> coding: i.e. the transcriber has not used the [/] or [//]  
> appropriately?
>
> Thanks for your help
>
> Annabelle
>
>
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