[developers] *parse-ignore-rules* / ERG parsing broken with LKB trunk

Stephan Oepen oe at ifi.uio.no
Thu May 23 20:10:35 CEST 2013

> ;; disabled in the LKB, by virtue of temporary expedient *parse-ignore-rules*

hmm, yes.  that started out as a quick and dirty hack, to enable a
joint experiment with dan shortly before the 1212 freeze.  then the
experiment was so successful that this temporary expedient was
forgotten and is now fossilized as part of the 1212 ERG release.

for this release cycle, i think we are stuck promoting the hack into
the LKB trunk then (because that rule ended up in the treebanks,
and distributing a version of the grammar with the rule commented
out would break treebank usage), but i would like to think it will be
removed again (replaced by a more principled solution) later.

two good reasons then for me to consolidate the LKB trunk, and i
will move that task upwards on my agenda.

non-DELPH-INites, i hope, would be spared from running into this,
while working from the instructions for ERG usage here:


my apologies for the inconvenience!  oe

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