[developers] interaction of orthographemic rules and multi-words

Stephan Oepen oe at ifi.uio.no
Tue Jun 5 23:44:23 CEST 2007

> The sentence "let's dance" has failed to parse since the ERG of Nov last 
> year was checked in. It seems to be a change in the grammar rather than 
> the LKB that triggered this bug.

sorry, i should have posted more earlier.  ann made a change on 20-oct
last year, in check-multi-and-add-edges(), which i suspect is related
to this problem: the LKB used to disallow multiple distinct inflection 
positions on multi-words, so it could not attach a prefix to the first
token of a multi-word, and a suffix to its last.  ann relaxed this by
allowing the value of `infl-pos' to be nil.  the revision to the ERG
checked in by dan activated the new mode, hence i believe the code is
probably problematic, while the ERG change merely revealed the bug.

                                                         best  -  oe

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