contractions in MOR

Ying Lu ying.lu at utexas.edu
Thu Jun 5 14:38:53 UTC 2014


Dear Leonid,

Thank you very much for pointing out the special single quotes characters!
In fact, the errors were due to the use of characters instead of the bad
version of eng grammar:-) I will be more careful about typing the
characters in the future!

Best!

Ying


On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 3:36 PM, Leonid Spektor <spektor at andrew.cmu.edu>
wrote:

> Ying,
>
> I also noticed that in your files you use special single quotes
> characters. For example in word "couldn’t". Because of that MOR doesn't
> know how to interpret this word and you get result "?|couldn eq|eq2 ?|t".
> The single quote character should be " ' ". The special single quotes
> character has Unicode number 2019 and the normal one that MOR expects has
> Unicode number 27. Essentially you need to replace ’ character with '
> character in your data files.
>
> Leonid.
>
> On Jun 4, 2014, at 14:24, Leonid Spektor <spektor at andrew.cmu.edu> wrote:
>
> Ying,
>
> You are using bad version of eng grammar. I would recommend to you to get
> the latest version of "eng" grammar and CLAN from childes server. If you
> really want to continue using your version of grammar, then please locate
> file called "connl.cut" in "eng" grammar folder and rename it to anything
> else, like "connl-hold.cut" for example.
>
> Leonid.
>
> On Jun 4, 2014, at 10:07, Ying <yl5834 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> Dear Chibolts,
>
> I was trying to run MOR and POST on a CHAT file (attached). I used the
> codes below.
>
> mor +t*CHI MEV001_E_retell.cha +1
> post +t*CHI MEV001_E_retell.cha +1
>
> There was a problem with contractions such as *couldn't*. I got error
> messages like this:
> From file <MEV001_E_retell.cha>
> *** ERROR 1: In file "MEV001_E_retell.cha"
>   in item:    ?|couldn
>   Can't find conversion for: ?|couldn
> *** ERROR 1: In file "MEV001_E_retell.cha"
>   in item:    ?|t
>   Can't find conversion for: ?|t
>
> What shall I do to avoid such error?
>
> Thanks!
> Ying
>
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