Question about error marking and MLU

Sara Robinson sararobinsonslp at
Thu Apr 13 12:40:03 EDT 2017

Thank you Brian, this makes sense and we are making changing to our 

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 8:53:26 AM UTC-5, Sara Robinson wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a question about marking errors in an utterance and how this 
> affects the calculation of MLU.  We have been marking errors in the 
> following way:
> *CHI:        she love [: loves] [*m:a0es] 0to go out with her friend [: 
> friends] [m:a0s] .
> %mor: pro:sub|she v|love-3S 0inf|to v|go adv|out prep|with 
> pro:poss:det|her n|friend-PL .
> However, it looks like the %mor line is using the words in brackets, which 
> would then inflate the MLU.  Is this the correct way to mark these errors, 
> or should we just be using the [*m:a0es] and omit the correct word in the 
> brackets?  Thanks for your help!
> Sara Robinson

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