"he carried on regardless of the difficulties"

I have 7 analyses for that sentence. The first two are below. My understanding is that the first take regardless as preposition and the second as adverb, am I right? It seems more natural to me the first, but this sentence was used in the example of the adverb regardless in WN OpenWordnet-PT Browser 00118531-r.

lexicon.tdl
161199:regardless_a1 := p_np_i_le &
161200: [ ORTH < "regardless", "of" >,
161201:   SYNSEM [ LKEYS.KEYREL.PRED _regardless+of_p_rel,
161204:regardless_isect := av_-_i-vp-po_le &
161205: [ ORTH < "regardless" >,
161206:   SYNSEM [ LKEYS.KEYREL.PRED "_regardless_a_of_rel",
  1. http://compling.hss.ntu.edu.sg/ltdb/cgi/ERG_1214//showtype.cgi?typ=p_np_i_le
  2. http://compling.hss.ntu.edu.sg/ltdb/cgi/ERG_1214//showtype.cgi?typ=av_-_i-vp-po_le

Thoughts on that?

[ LTOP: h0
INDEX: e2 [ e SF: prop TENSE: past MOOD: indicative PROG: - PERF: - ]
RELS: < [ pron<0:2> LBL: h4 ARG0: x3  ]
 [ pronoun_q<0:2> LBL: h5 ARG0: x3 RSTR: h6 BODY: h7 ]
 [ _carry_v_on<3:10> LBL: h1 ARG0: e2 ARG1: x3 ]
 [ _regardless+of_p<14:27> LBL: h1 ARG0: e8  ARG1: e2 ARG2: x9  ]
 [ _the_q<28:31> LBL: h10 ARG0: x9 RSTR: h11 BODY: h12 ]
 [ _difficulty_n_1<32:44> LBL: h13 ARG0: x9 ] >
HCONS: < h0 qeq h1 h6 qeq h4 h11 qeq h13 >
ICONS: < > ]

[ LTOP: h0
INDEX: e2 [ e SF: prop TENSE: past MOOD: indicative PROG: - PERF: - ]
RELS: < [ pron<0:2> LBL: h4 ARG0: x3  ]
 [ pronoun_q<0:2> LBL: h5 ARG0: x3 RSTR: h6 BODY: h7 ]
 [ _carry_v_on<3:10> LBL: h1 ARG0: e2 ARG1: x3 ]
 [ _regardless_a_of<14:24> LBL: h1 ARG0: e8  ARG1: e2 ]
 [ _of_p<25:27> LBL: h1 ARG0: e9  ARG1: e2 ARG2: x10  ]
 [ _the_q<28:31> LBL: h11 ARG0: x10 RSTR: h12 BODY: h13 ]
 [ _difficulty_n_1<32:44> LBL: h14 ARG0: x10 ] >
HCONS: < h0 qeq h1 h6 qeq h4 h12 qeq h14 >
ICONS: < > ]

By the way, I never fully understood the ‘compare’ function of LKB

  1. what the || means? how to understand each option?
  2. My intuition of to select first v_p_le (with Yes) and than regardless of || the difficulties

and this gives me

Hi @johnca , can I make the fonts of the options bigger on the right panel?

The || is showing you the constituent boundary, i.e. letting you know which two strings are being joined by the rule named in the discriminant.

You can use the LKB Top menu Options → Set Options… command to change the font sizes of the various parts of ‘compare’ windows. For the right panel, change the value of *comparison-discriminant-font-size*.

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thank you. I now realize that we have discriminants with || and others without. In the screenshot, the HDN_COLOR_C and v_np_is_le don’t have ||. But HD-PCT_NOBRK_C and HD-PCT_C do have.

image

PS: thank you for reminding me of the name ‘discriminants’.

You’re welcome! The discriminants without || involve the application of unary rules.

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