[developers] Question on using PET/ACE for parsing

Stephan Oepen oe at ifi.uio.no
Tue Jun 12 23:35:07 CEST 2018

hmm, what if you disable PoS tagging, i.e. drop the ‘-tagger’ option to


On Tue, 12 Jun 2018 at 23:23 Johnny Wei <jwei at umass.edu> wrote:

> Hi,
> Thank you for your response! Is there anyway to prevent sentences like
> "_generic_vbd_ is a person." to be parseable where "_generic_vbd_" is being
> recognized as a "NN" POS generic? Would this require turning off the
> unknown word machinery and adding these generics as lexical entries?
> I am interested because the grammaticality of my language model is
> important to me. Thanks! Please let me know!
> On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 2:10 PM, Stephan Oepen <oe at ifi.uio.no> wrote:
>> hi johnny,
>> > [...] A sample from my language model might look like
>> "generic_proper_ne had
>> > VBP_u_unknown a cat ." I want to see if these sequences can be parsed
>> by the
>> > ERG.
>> if you look at ‘gle.tdl’ in the ERG sources, it provides the
>> definitions of the generic lexical entries that are put to use in
>> unknown word handling.  for debugging purposes (similar to what you
>> have in mind, i think) they all have a unique orthography—which you
>> should be able to just give to the parser; please see the attachment,
>> for how this works on the ERG on-line interface.
>> best wishes, oe
> --
> Johnny Wei
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