[developers] processing of lexical rules

Ann Copestake Ann.Copestake at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon May 2 15:54:17 CEST 2005

crysmann at dfki.de said:
> >the new code (in the branch tok-and-morph, but due to be reintegrated as
> soon  >as possible) uses an extended version of the rule filter.  Ben is
> going to add  >a filter which checks which lexical types can feed which
> rules.  > Will this also work for rule cascades? Most of the combinatory
> explosion  I get comes from the illicit interleaving of adjectival, verbal
> and  nominal inflection rules.

yes, the augmented filter checks rules to see if they can feed each other 
directly or indirectly and will therefore rule out e.g. a verb inflection 
combining with a noun inflection (assuming of course that there isn't a 
noun-verb conversion rule operating after inflection)


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