[developers] case distinctions in (R)MRS predicates and constants

Stephan Oepen oe at csli.Stanford.EDU
Thu Sep 7 19:06:57 CEST 2006

hi ann,

i would like to elicit a quick policy decision regarding (R)MRS names
(yes, something as easy as that :-).  i believe it is meant for PREDs
_and_ CARG values not to be case-sensitive.  the former, i expect, is
non-controversial.  for the latter, someone might think that "foo" and
"Foo" should be distinct constants (parameters).  personally, i see no
practical value in making that distinction, but i have no preferences
either way.  in a sense, less downcasing might be the right thing ...

the current code seems not fully consistent in this respect.  either i
would propose to change make-unknown-word-sense-unifications() (which
is an ERG function, but i believe you wrote it) to not downcase; or i
would volunteer to make matches-rel-record() ignore case mismatches on
elements of *value-feats*.  which way should we go?  once and for all.

                                                      cheers  -  oe

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