vocd retracings

Brian Richards b.j.richards at reading.ac.uk
Wed Mar 21 09:36:09 UTC 2007


Dear Annabelle, another issue might be that vocd needs to have the exclude file in the working directory rather than the lib directory.

Brian
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Brian Richards, PhD
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Brian MacWhinney 
  To: info-chibolts at mail.talkbank.org 
  Cc: Annabelle David 
  Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 2:13 AM
  Subject: Re: vocd retracings


  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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