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From Alexandre Patry <alexandre.pa...@keatext.com>
Subject Re: Macros in Ruta? - How to make long scripts short?
Date Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:55:39 GMT
On 2013-12-06 10:46, Richard Eckart de Castilho wrote:
> Hi,
> assuming I have a Ruta script with recurring statements of the type
>   PartOfSpeech{FEATURE("value", "N")
> Is it possible to define some kind of macro to replace this long
> statement with a short-hand?
>   MACRO N := PartOfSpeech{FEATURE("value", "N")}
>   MACRO V := PartOfSpeech{FEATURE("value", "V")}
>   N{0,2} V
 From what I know, RUTA does not support macro yet.
> The closest thing I found in Ruta for such a thing was a Block - but
> doesn't seem to do what I want, because I would need to ->CALL it.
I would define temporary annotations for N and V. The compromise on 
performance is not the same though. It consumes more memory, but 
searching for N or V does not require to scan all part-of-speeches 
annotations anymore.

Hope this help,


Alexandre Patry, Ph.D
Chercheur / Researcher

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