Documentation Regarding ACE parser

Hi All,

In the Ace parser we get examples like:

                        MOOD: imp
                        MOOD: subjunctive
                        MOOD: indicative

                Can you kindly guide me how to know all possible values which can be assigned to MOOD: field?
                Is it documented somewhere?
                I have just started to learn, so kindly guide me patiently.

Thanks and regards,
Sriram

The attribute MOOD is one of several that record so-called “variable properties”. You’ll find a helpful overview of these here:

The possible values for each of these attributes are documented in the file “semi.vpm” within the English Resource Grammar source, which you can obtain (for the most recent stable version) via this Linux command:
svn co - Revision 29259: /erg/tags/2020

But I am surprised that you report seeing “imp” as one of the possible values of MOOD. The only two intended values are “indicative” and “subjunctive”. The ERG distinguishes imperative sentences from propositions or questions via the attribute SF (for “sentence force”), with possible values “prop”, “ques” and “comm” (for command). If you really do see “MOOD imp”, please report the sentence you parsed with ACE that produced this value.