[developers] pyDelphin / [incr tsdb()] question

Emily M. Bender ebender at uw.edu
Thu Apr 11 05:44:06 CEST 2019

Thanks, Mike!  I'll give that a try.

On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 8:39 PM goodman.m.w at gmail.com <goodman.m.w at gmail.com>

> Hi Emily,
> By changing the i-length field from -1 to 6 in the two items, I get [incr
> tsdb()] to say the following:
>     retrieve(): found 2 items (0 output specifications).
> So I suspect that is the problem. Since i-length is just the number of
> tokens I find it odd that [incr tsdb()] would rely on that instead of just
> counting tokens. Processing with art or PyDelphin and ACE works fine
> regardless of the value of i-length.
> I would modify Xigt's exporter to insert the number of tokens in the
> i-length field. E.g., at the end of export_igt() put something like this
> before the return statement:
>         row['i-length'] = len(row['i-input'].split())
> On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 11:06 AM Emily M. Bender <ebender at uw.edu> wrote:
>> Dear colleagues,
>> I've run into a mysterious issue with the item files I've generated from
>> Xigt corpora, using an export script that in turn relies on pyDelphin: When
>> I use them to create [incr tsdb()] skeletons, I end up with profiles that
>> are partially but not fully functional: Browse | Items works, for example,
>> but when I try Process | All items or try clicking on an individual item to
>> process, I get just this message in the emacs buffer:
>> retrieve(): found 0 items (0 output specifications)
>> I suspect that this is because there's something missing or odd about the
>> item files, but comparing by hand to one that works (generated by Import |
>> Test items from within the [incr tsdb()] podium), I can't spot the
>> difference.
>> I've attached a small, two-line example that should reproduce the
>> problem, in case anyone has a moment to take a look. (I'm not sending a
>> grammar for this language, since the behavior can be observed with any
>> grammar loaded into the LKB --- the point of failure is before any parsing
>> happens.)
>> Thanks!
>> Emily
>> --
>> Emily M. Bender
>> Professor, Department of Linguistics
>> University of Washington
>> Twitter: @emilymbender
> --
> -Michael Wayne Goodman

Emily M. Bender
Professor, Department of Linguistics
University of Washington
Twitter: @emilymbender
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