[developers] Latest ERG not generating unknown names with ACE

Woodley Packard sweaglesw at sweaglesw.org
Tue Apr 18 00:13:19 CEST 2017

Actually Stephan, I believe that is exactly what I just described 
changing ACE to do (although I additionally retain the additional slot 
for some other use cases at least for now).

Code in the ERG's lkb/user-fns.lsp is, from my point of view, LKB code.  
Would you expect it to be useful to any other engine?  I stand by my 
claim that the LKB does something similar to what ACE does --- i.e. 
procedurally altering something to achieve a different surface value for 
those generic entries relative to what would otherwise happen.


On 04/17/2017 02:29 PM, Stephan Oepen wrote:
>> [...] and I assume the LKB as well.
> from looking at instantiate-generic-lexical-entry() in the ERG
> ‘lkb/user-fns.lsp’, there are no additional slots in the LKB; instead,
> the orthography of the generic lexical entry is instantiated
> (according to the CARG value), parallel to specializing its semantics,
> as it is entered into the chart.
> might this technique work for ACE as well (and seem a little more
> above board, to me at least :-)?
> cheers, oe

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