#37 Do not give POS for obsolete and alien words

2.2
closed
nobody
None
5
2014-03-25
2013-03-15
MikeUnwalla
No

LT gives the word 'are' the POS NN. That POS is correct, but it is not useful in most cases. As a noun, ‘are’ is obsolete.

I suggest that by default, LT supplies only modern POS. An option lets a user specify obsolete POS.

(My copy of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary gives 2 meanings for ‘are’ as a noun:
1. [obsolete term] The “name of the note A in Aretino’s 1st, 4th, and 7th hexacords, in which it coincided with the second lowest note, sung to the syllable re.”
2. [alien term] “The unit of superficial measurement in the French metric system; a square of which the side measures 10 metres...”)

Discussion

  • Marcin Miłkowski

    I am afraid this is impossible to implement using the resources we have because we don't have a list of obsolete words. Also, the second meaning of 'are' is not obsolete but a rare term (called alien but so many words are alien but used in English that we have to tag them).

    But we disambiguate 'are' in the disambiguator. What was the sentence in which 'are' was not disambiguated properly? I can add another rule to cover its structure as well.

     
  • MikeUnwalla

    MikeUnwalla - 2013-03-18

    > But we disambiguate 'are' in the disambiguator. What was the sentence in
    which 'are' was not disambiguated properly?

    The LT disambiguator does its job well. There is no problem. (I was using a customized disambiguator. Therefore, I noticed the unexpected POS.)

     
  • Daniel Naber

    Daniel Naber - 2014-03-25
    • status: open --> closed
    • Group: --> 2.2
     
  • Daniel Naber

    Daniel Naber - 2014-03-25

    Seems there was no real issue, so closing.

     

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