contractions in MOR

Ying Lu ying.lu at utexas.edu
Thu Jun 5 17:25:48 UTC 2014


Dear Leonid,

I got the new eng grammar and change the character '. Now I can run MOR
without an error. Thank you very much for your helpful info!

Best!
Ying


On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 12:57 PM, Leonid Spektor <spektor at andrew.cmu.edu>
wrote:

> Ying,
>
> The errors were due to bad grammar. We are experimenting with a different
> way of disambiguating results of MOR command. For test purposes POST was
> modified to work in two different modes. The new test mode uses much
> shorter morphemic forms than normal mode. But, for POST to work correctly
> both POST training and POST analyses must be done using the same mode. The
> test mode is triggered by presence of "connl.cut" file in root grammar
> folder. Even if you do not get any error messages after change all special
> single quote characters to simple single quote characters, the results of
> POST command might not be correct, because POST analyses will be using new
> test mode and the POST database file "post.db" was created using old mode.
> The test mode is not ready for public use yet, so the best thing to do is
> to get new eng grammar from childes web site or at the very least to rename
> the "connl.cut" file to some other name to disable POST's test mode.
>
> Leonid.
>
> On Jun 5, 2014, at 10:38, Ying Lu <ying.lu at utexas.edu> wrote:
>
> 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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