Exclude Utterances Containing a Symbol

Jacob Feldman jif5099 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 14:14:27 UTC 2013


Leonid,

It does have the space in the utterance, as in "&= action."

Thank you for your assistance.

Jacob

On Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:09:01 AM UTC-4, Spektor, Leonid: CMU wrote:
>
> Jacob,
>
> I want to first fully understand your situation. Is "action" actually 
> coded with space character between "&=" symbols and the "action" code 
> itself as you described in your email or is it coded without a space 
> character as in "&=action"? The reason I am asking is because currently 
> both FREQ and MLU exclude anything that starts with "&" symbol, but CLAN 
> stops at a space character. If you have a space character between "&=" and 
> "action" as in "&= action", then I am afraid there nothing can be done 
> except changing your data files to remove that space character. Fortunately 
> that change can be made easily and automatically with some text editors 
> like BBEdit or even with the following CHSTRING command in CLAN:
>
> chstring +s"&= " "&=" -w t.cha
>
>
> If there is no space character between the "&=" and the "action" code as 
> in "&=action, then please email to me a sample data file and CLAN command 
> line that will show the problem you are having.
>
>
> Leonid.
>
>
>  
> On Mar 28, 2013, at 09:24 , Jacob Feldman wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> I am trying to run FREQ on some old data, but all the utterances which 
> contained an action were coded as "&= action" so they are not automatically 
> excluded from the FREQ (or MLU) computations.  Is there any way to exclude 
> any utterance from analysis that contains the & symbol?  Or is there 
> another to exclude these utterances?  I'm open to anything that doesn't 
> involve recoding years of data.
>
> Thank you,
> Jacob Feldman
>
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