ACE Command-line Options

Below are the most common command-line usages of ACE, followed by a complete reference for all the command-line options.

Parsing (input is one sentence per line): ace -g grammar.dat [input-file] [-1 | -n count]

Generating (input is one MRS per line): ace -g grammar.dat -e [input-file] [-1 | -n count]

Compiling a grammar: ace -G grammar.dat -g path-to-config.tdl

Complete Reference:

Option

Description

Task

Version

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T

G

General options

-V

Show ACE version number.

-h

Show a short synopsis of usage

-v

Increase verbosity; up to 3 -v options can be used if desired. The additional output is unlikely to be useful except for debugging.

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--license-info

Show ACE's license

Grammar loading/compiling

-g filename

Identify the grammar to be used. Normally, a compiled grammar image. When compiling a grammar, the location of that grammar's config.tdl file.

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0.9

-G filename

Enable grammar-compilation mode, and specify where to save the compiled grammar.

0.9

Alternative modes

-e

Generate, rather than parse.

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-l

Enable LUI mode. You must have a working yzlui binary in your PATH.

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-E

Run the REPP preprocessor on each input and output the result; do not perform token mapping or any further parsing.

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-m hostname

Join an arbiter grid of parsers.

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-t

Run as a [incr tsdb()] client.

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Input/output options

-f

Format each EP on its own line when printing MRSes.

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-y

Enable YY input mode (experimental).

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0.9.4

--yy-rules

when in YY mode, require input tokens to undergo specific lexical rules

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0.9.4

-q

Suppress printing the input sentence in cases of successful parsing.

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-R

Do not output results.

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-T

Only output MRSes, not trees.

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--udx(=all)

decorate lexeme nodes with their type; "--udx=all" decorates rule nodes too

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0.9.24

--tsdb-stdout

produce structured output as expected by tsdb

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0.9.24

--tsdb-notes

output structured run and parse notes

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--report-labels

add a tree with the labels (e.g., DT, VP as specified in labels.tdl)

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0.9.24

--rooted-derivations

include the root in the derivation (if multiple roots apply, the first listed in roots.tdl will be used)

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--show-realization-mrses

output the final MRS for each realization

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--show-realization-trees

output the derivation for each realization

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--show-probability

output the probability from the parse reranker

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Processing/filtering/robustness options

-n count

Use selective unpacking to enumerate only the top count results.

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-1

Equivalent to -n 1.

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-X

Stop when the first result is found, rather than generating the complete packed forest. Not recommended.

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-r roots

Supplies a space-delimited list of root instances (overriding the setting compiled into the grammar image).

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-L lexemes

Disable certain lexemes when parsing.

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-p

Turn off packing.

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--disable-generalization

Turn off subsumption under generalization (useful for debugging)

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0.9.17

--disable-subsumption-test

Turn off the subsumption check in generation (underspecified generation)

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--ubertagging=0.001

enable ubertagging

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0.9.21

--pcfg=pcfg

use a pcfg approximation to parse (c-saw) and combine its results with the HPSG

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Performance

-i

Perform a fine-grained timing profile of the operation requested (experimental).

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0.9.3

--max-chart-megabytes=X

Use up to X megabytes of RAM on chart edges before terminating the forest creation portion of parsing.

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--max-unpack-megabytes=X

Use up to X megabytes of total RAM for chart edges and unpacking operations before cancelling a parse.

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--max-words=X

ignore sentences with more than X words (default 70)

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0.9.26

--timeout=X

Use up to X seconds of time before cancelling a parse. Off by default.

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Undocumented options

-j

Output edge vectors (?)

-s

Don't unspecialize (?)

-F

Form-to-relation (?)

-O

Do forest (?)

-P

Export parts (?)

--equivalence-packing

--generation-server

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--itsdb-forest

--input-from-lui

--lui-fd

--maxent

--packed-edge-ids

--show-gen-chart

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--tnt-model

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--tnt-max-args

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--transfer-config

AceOptions (last edited 2018-08-20 19:45:58 by MichaelGoodman)

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