[developers] ICONS

Ann Copestake aac10 at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Jan 8 21:45:25 CET 2016

I find I have lots of email messages mentioning ICONS and there's been 
lots of discussion at Summits, but I'm really not sure what's of current 
interest and what isn't.  I have specific questions below, but if anyone 
has a use for ICONS that's either implemented in a grammar or has a 
detailed specification, and it's not covered below, could you let me 
know, please?  If necessary, I'll collect things up on the wiki.

- is http://moin.delph-in.net/IconsSpecs all we have in terms of 
specifications/description of what's actually implemented?  and is the 
grammar linked from there - 
http://faculty.washington.edu/ebender/ICONS-test.tgz - the version I 
should be looking at?  What I take from IconsSpecs is that support for 
ICONS involves extracting and outputting it and doing a check as part of 
generation (as described there).  Is there anything else?

- is there a description of the use of ICONS in the ERG somewhere? (It's 
just in `trunk', is it?)

- did anyone get round to doing a version of the mrs.dtd files with 
ICONS?  or otherwise specifying what it's supposed to look like in XML?

- similarly, I have messages from 7/14 and 8/14 with a proposal for 
SimpleMRS v1.1 from Mike but can't find a version with ICONS on the 
wiki.  I am, no doubt, missing something obvious ....

- has anyone got a grammar that uses ICONS for anaphora?

- (for Dan, probably) - what about the ICONS for tense proposal?



PS - sorry for lack of response to other messages - I will get round to 
them eventually

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