[developers] Malformed RMRS XML output from an ugly but valid PIC:

Stephan Oepen oe at ifi.uio.no
Tue Nov 17 22:31:17 CET 2009

hi again,

> yes - for this case the RMRS conversion code could (and probably
> should) check that the thing after the underscore is a valid pos tag,
> given that rmrs.dtd enumerates these.  I don't know whether the
> grammars conform in terms of ensuring that the pos label is limited
> to those in rmrs.dtd, but I guess we'd soon find out ...

i was actually assuming the lack of an initial underscore indicated we
should not attempt decomposing the PRED value, i.e. there is no syntax
convention imposed on `grammar' predicates?  i realize this should not
be a grammar predicate, in principle; but it should not be a predicate
in the first place, after all ...

> Longer term, the split should be done as part of the conversion from
> TFS to MRS (rather than in the MRS->RMRS conversion).  In fact,
> ideally, the structure should be there in the grammars themselves,

yes, i agree that would be a desirable upgrade.  besides the core MRS
structures (and input output routines), i expect the generator, tests
for equality or subsumption, and transfer engine would be affected by
this change.  if we coordinate a little beforehand, i could take care
of the latter two, which i believe should be doable in a day or two.

                                                       cheers  -  oe

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