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Re: Shoebox

From:Jeff Sheets <wickedbob@...>
Date:Friday, July 21, 2000, 6:23
There is a file under the Shoebox/docs folder called ShParse.doc.  It gives a
complete run-down on how interlinearization is capable of recognizing this
very stuff.  Read through it, play around with a few sentences until Shoebox
really does a good job on them.  Certain things that Shoebox doesn't handle
gracefully in the alternate forms bit is recognizing vowel harmony.  At least
I haven't found a good way to do that, except to input all alternate forms.
Blegh.  Listing endings directly in the lexicon is fine, just precede
suffixes with a single hyphen, follow prefixes with a single hyphen, surround
infixes with a hyphen on each side, and make sure no hyphens are involved
with Free Morphemes.  Again read over the ShParse.doc document to get a firm
grip on how to get an inflecting language like Latin properly
interlinearizing.  There's Lots of info about the system, and it's absolutely
necessary to install the samples if you want all of the information you can
get.  If you have specific examples go ahead and send them to me and I will
try to determine how best to get the stuff working.  I'd say send them to the
list, but I'm not sure this would be the best forum for that.  Maybe a
[SHOEBOX] tag?

Jeff Sheets

"On two occasions I have been asked by members of Parliament, `Pray, Mr.
Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers
come out?'  I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas
that could provoke such a question." -- Charles Babbage