These are instructions to quickly get started parsing with the ERG and processing the results. It uses the ACE parser/generator and PyDelphin.

Linux (64-bit)

Install ACE

You can get pre-compiled ACE binaries at http://sweaglesw.org/linguistics/ace/. Command-line instructions for getting the latest version (since this wiki was last updated) are as follows:

~$ wget http://sweaglesw.org/linguistics/ace/download/ace-0.9.29-x86-64.tar.gz -q -O - | tar xz
~$ sudo mv ace-0.9.29 /opt/

To make ACE accessible as a command, at its directory to the PATH variable (e.g., in .bashrc)

PATH=/opt/ace-0.9.29:"$PATH"

Confirm that it is installed:

~$ ace -V
ACE version 0.9.29
compiled at 23:08:25 on Nov 19 2018

Download the ERG

A pre-compiled grammar file for the ERG is available at ACE's website:

~$ mkdir -p ~/grammars  # or some suitable place for grammar files
~$ wget http://sweaglesw.org/linguistics/ace/download/erg-2018-x86-64-0.9.29.dat.bz2 -q -O - | bunzip2 > ~/grammars/erg-2018-x86-64-0.9.29.dat

Confirm the grammar works with ACE (for fine tuning, see AceErgTuning):

~$ ace -g ~/grammars/erg-2018-x86-64-0.9.29.dat -Tq <<< "Dogs sleep."
[ LTOP: h0 INDEX: e2 [ e SF: prop ] RELS: < [ unknown<0:11> LBL: h1 ARG0: e2 ARG: x4 [ x PERS: 3 NUM: sg ] ]  [ udef_q<0:11> LBL: h5 ARG0: x4 RSTR: h6 BODY: h7 ]  [ compound<0:11> LBL: h8 ARG0: e9 [ e SF: prop TENSE: untensed MOOD: indicative PROG: - PERF: - ] ARG1: x4 ARG2: x10 [ x PERS: 3 NUM: pl IND: + PT: notpro ] ]  [ udef_q<0:4> LBL: h11 ARG0: x10 RSTR: h12 BODY: h13 ]  [ _dog_n_1<0:4> LBL: h14 ARG0: x10 ]  [ _sleep_n_1<5:11> LBL: h8 ARG0: x4 ] > HCONS: < h0 qeq h1 h6 qeq h8 h12 qeq h14 > ICONS: < > ]
[ LTOP: h0 INDEX: e2 [ e SF: prop TENSE: pres MOOD: indicative PROG: - PERF: - ] RELS: < [ udef_q<0:4> LBL: h4 ARG0: x3 [ x PERS: 3 NUM: pl IND: + ] RSTR: h5 BODY: h6 ]  [ _dog_n_1<0:4> LBL: h7 ARG0: x3 ]  [ _sleep_v_1<5:11> LBL: h1 ARG0: e2 ARG1: x3 ] > HCONS: < h0 qeq h1 h5 qeq h7 > ICONS: < > ]
[ LTOP: h0 INDEX: e2 [ e SF: prop TENSE: pres MOOD: indicative PROG: - PERF: - ] RELS: < [ _dog_v_1<0:4> LBL: h1 ARG0: e2 ARG1: i3 ARG2: x4 [ x PERS: 3 NUM: sg ] ]  [ udef_q<5:11> LBL: h5 ARG0: x4 RSTR: h6 BODY: h7 ]  [ _sleep_n_1<5:11> LBL: h8 ARG0: x4 ] > HCONS: < h0 qeq h1 h6 qeq h8 > ICONS: < > ]
[ LTOP: h0 INDEX: e2 [ e SF: prop ] RELS: < [ unknown<0:11> LBL: h1 ARG0: e2 ARG: x4 [ x PERS: 3 NUM: sg ] ]  [ udef_q<0:11> LBL: h5 ARG0: x4 RSTR: h6 BODY: h7 ]  [ compound<0:11> LBL: h8 ARG0: e9 [ e SF: prop TENSE: untensed MOOD: indicative PROG: - PERF: - ] ARG1: x4 ARG2: x10 [ x PERS: 3 NUM: pl IND: + PT: notpro ] ]  [ udef_q<0:4> LBL: h11 ARG0: x10 RSTR: h12 BODY: h13 ]  [ _dog_n_1<0:4> LBL: h14 ARG0: x10 ]  [ _sleep_n_1<5:11> LBL: h8 ARG0: x4 ] > HCONS: < h0 qeq h1 h6 qeq h8 h12 qeq h14 > ICONS: < > ]
NOTE: 4 readings, added 389 / 61 edges to chart (27 fully instantiated, 43 actives used, 15 passives used)      RAM: 1415k


NOTE: parsed 1 / 1 sentences, avg 1415k, time 0.00952s

Install PyDelphin

PyDelphin is available from PyPI

~$ pip install pydelphin

If you want the latest features of PyDelphin, you might try getting it from its GitHub repository (you'll need to have git installed) and switching to the develop branch:

~$ git clone https://github.com/delph-in/pydelphin.git
~$ git checkout develop

Confirm it works (the following is available if you installed via pip):

~$ ace -g ~/grammars/erg-2018-x86-64-0.9.29.dat -1 <<< "The dog barks." | delphin convert --from ace --to eds --indent 1
NOTE: 1 readings, added 691 / 108 edges to chart (37 fully instantiated, 56 actives used, 24 passives used)     RAM: 1499k
NOTE: parsed 1 / 1 sentences, avg 1499k, time 0.01032s
{e2:
 _1:_the_q<0:3>{x IND +, NUM sg, PERS 3}[BV x3]
 x3:_dog_n_1<4:7>{x IND +, NUM sg, PERS 3}[]
 e2:_bark_v_1<8:14>{e MOOD indicative, PERF -, PROG -, SF prop, TENSE pres}[ARG1 x3]
}

Note: the -1 option on the ace command restricts it to only output 1 result per input, and the --from ace option on the delphin command extracts the MRS data from ACE's output stream.

Install art

The art utility is useful for parsing [incr tsdb()] profiles.

~$ wget http://sweaglesw.org/linguistics/libtsdb/download/art-0.1.9-x86-64.tar.gz -q -O - | tar xf
~$ sudo mv art-0.1.9 /opt/

To make art accessible as a command, at its directory to the PATH variable (e.g., in .bashrc)

PATH=/opt/art-0.1.9:"$PATH"

Confirm it works:

~$ mkdir -p ~/tsdb/skeletons ~/tsdb/current  # or some other suitable location
~$ wget http://svn.emmtee.net/trunk/lingo/lkb/src/tsdb/skeletons/english/Relations -O ~/tsdb/skeletons/Relations
~$ echo -e "The dog barks.\nThe cat meows." | mkprof -r tsdb/skeletons/Relations tsdb/current/ex
~$ art -a 'ace -g ~/grammars/erg-2018-x86-64-0.9.29.dat' tsdb/current/ex
reading results for                1    2 results
reading results for                2    2 results

MacOS

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Windows (with agree)

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Other configurations

If you want a more full-featured setup for grammar development, you might look into the full LOGON distribution: LogonTop

QuickStart (last edited 2018-11-20 20:31:05 by MichaelGoodman)

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