I am looking at the Spanish MRS test suite treebanked long time ago with the old version of the grammar and re-parsed now with ACE using a new version of Freeling. So, the grammar was changed with respect to Freeling tags, and token mapping and lexical filtering was added. (Please look at other posts in the SRG category for context, if needed.)
FFTB can use some of the old treebanking decisions but not others, so I am going through the test suite item-by-item, trying to figure out the right process.
Suppose I am looking at the sentence Montse apostó con Núria un cigarillo a que llovía (‘Montse bet Nuria a cigarette that it rained.’)
I do have a treebanking decision for this one, which I can extract from the old test suite using LKB+tsdb:
So I can use this as a reference.
Here’s what FFTB shows me upon clicking on the item:
(1) First of all, what does this picture mean in terms of the discriminants being on/off? What is confusing to me is, they seem to all be “on” but I have 186 trees remaining, and if I turn them off, I actually get fewer trees? Do I get the meaning of on/off backwards somehow?..
(2) In any case, what should be my steps here? I tried to add manual decisions to the existing ones; is this what I should be doing? I am assuming so?.. But maybe not?.. After all, if there was a decision but the item appears as unannotated after attempting an “Automatic update”, it means something did not go as expected, so, perhaps I should not be adding anything manually at this point?
(3) Assuming it is fine for me to select from the remaining trees, I can arrive at the following point, using the old reference:
(4) From here, I believe I should be able to select e.g. the
hd-pt_c, which is certainly correct, and it promises my just one remaining tree. But if I click on that, I get:
What is it telling me? That something is wrong with the rule named
hd_advnp-pp_c? That’s a syntactic rule, from
srules.tdl, I don’t see how it would be affected by the inflectional rule tag update…
But I also don’t think that rule is in the reference decision… Does this indicate the correct parse is simply missing from this new forest?
Could someone guide me a little bit here in terms of the process: am I doing at least some steps correctly? What else should I be doing, or what should I be doing alternatively?.. Many thanks in advance.