[developers] Generation from MRS (via command-line)

Stephan Oepen oe at ifi.uio.no
Fri Dec 9 08:09:29 CET 2011

hi dominikus,

i took a quick look at the code in lingo/lkb/src/mrs/generate.lisp,
and it appears generate-from-mrs() calls through a number of
function, to in the end return multiple values(), of which the first
is the result of extract-strings-from-gen-record().

that function should return a list of strings, i.e. i suspect in the
output below you might have omitted the double quotes that
bracket each realization in the list?

when printing the return value of a function, lisp will call its
built-in pretty printer, which will seek to serialize the object in
a manner that respects the active column width (i suspect
80 characters by default).  hence, i would think you get your
list broken across two lines.

best, oe

On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 07:48, Dominikus Wetzel <dwetzel at coli.uni-sb.de> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I opted for a different approach and use a modified version of the generate
> script, essentially directly calling the following lisp function:
> (lkb::generate-from-mrs
>    (mrs::read-single-mrs-xml-from-string <xml mrs>)
>    :nanalyses <limit>))
> However, the output of this function is not entirely clear. The most crucial
> part for me is the first return value, i.e. the realizations:
> (It doesn't taste very good. It does not taste very good.
> It does not taste very good.)
> The unclear part is why sometimes two (or even more) realizations are "on
> the same line" and sometimes only one (which is what I would expect).
> Can anyone give me a hint? Can this behavior be changed?
> Thanks a lot in advance,
> Dominikus
> On Tuesday 15,November,2011 05:20 PM, Dominikus Wetzel wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> My intention is to generate from (manipulated) MRSs.
>> I was hoping to be able to use the $LOGONROOT/generate script. To my
>> understanding (and also as http://moin.delph-in.net/ItsdbProfile#result
>> somehow suggests), I would need a tsdb result file as input, which
>> contains at least the MRSs. However, the generate script
>> ($LOGONROOT/generate --binary --erg myprofile) attempts to parse again
>> (i.e. content is created in the tsdb parse file). And more importantly,
>> it doesn't generate any output into the new tsdb result file.
>> I have tried out various combinations of input files and their contents
>> (e.g. providing tsdb item file with dummy values, providing the tsdb
>> parse file, ...).
>> I'd be glad if anyone could let me know, ...
>> a) ... whether generating from MRSs is possible with the generate script
>> b) ... if yes, what input files are needed and what content they have to
>> provide
>> Thanks very much in advance.
>> Best wishes, Dominikus

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