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

Version

-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.

0.9

-G filename

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

0.9

-e

Generate, rather than parse.

0.9

-n count

Use selective unpacking to enumerate only the top count results.

-1

Equivalent to -n 1.

-r roots

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

-l

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

-f

Format each EP on its own line when printing MRSes.

-p

Turn off packing.

-R

Do not output results.

-T

Only output MRSes, not trees.

-t

Run as a [incr tsdb()] client.

-h

Show a short synopsis of usage

-V

Show ACE version number.

-v

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

-E

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

-m hostname

Join an arbiter grid of parsers.

-q

Suppress printing the input sentence in cases of successful parsing.

-X

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

-L lexemes

Disable certain lexemes when parsing.

-i

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

0.9.3

-y

Enable YY input mode (experimental).

0.9.4

--max-chart-megabytes=X

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

--max-unpack-megabytes=X

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

--timeout=X

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

--disable-subsumption-test

Turn off the subsumption check in generation (underspecified generation)

--disable-generalization

Turn off subsumption under generalization (useful for debugging)

0.9.17

--ubertagging=0.001

enable ubertagging

0.9.21

--pcfg=pcfg

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

--rooted-derivations

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

--udx(=all)

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

0.9.24

--tsdb-stdout

produce structured output as expected by tsdb

0.9.24

--report-labels

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

0.9.24

--yy-rules

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

AceOptions (last edited 2018-03-30 03:34:25 by FrancisBond)

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