[developers] PET with inflectional and lexical rules

Yi Zhang yzhang at coli.uni-sb.de
Wed Apr 5 17:21:46 CEST 2006

Hi Stephan,

Thanks! That works! Great job!


On Wed, 2006-04-05 at 14:20 +0200, Stephan Oepen wrote:
> hi yi,
> > (4) `abraham likes the cat.' [0] --- 0 (-0.00|0.01s) <25:21> (687.2K) [0.0s]
>   [...]
> > Or is it likely to be a bug in PET?
> i am afraid, the latter: until recently, the ERG was developed against
> a different branch of PET (the older `oe' branch; see the wiki pages),
> so for use with the ERG you had to install a different PET version.
> however, your message gives us a reason to summarize some good news for
> the `developers' list.  bernd and i recently sat down jointly to merge
> the two PET branches.  we identified three changes that had to be made
> in the `main' branch for use with the ERG:
>   - free interspersing of orthographemic and non-orthographemic lexical
>     rules (this is the problem you encountered above: the period needs
>     to be analyzed by an orthographemic rule prior to a null-inflection 
>     of the singular noun);
>   - escaping of quotes and backslashes in [incr tsdb()] output; and
>   - correct measurement of `tcpu' and `total' values for [incr tsdb()].
> bernd is in the process of preparing a new PET release that should then
> fully support the ERG.  i believe dan will develop against that unified
> PET version in the future.
> to get something going in the meantime, i had sent instructions on how
> to obtain a LOGON tree to tim (for him and you to experiment with parse
> selection performance).  once you install the LOGON tree, it includes a
> binary version of PET that already includes the changes above (i.e. in
> a sense a pre-release of what bernd is preparing).  you should be able
> to just use the `flop' and `cheap' binaries from $LOGONROOT/bin/.
>                           let us know how things go!  all best  -  oe
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