Evaluating hypotheses

When ICECUP finds an interesting set of hypotheses, this is not the end of the story.

We have to ask ourselves what do the results mean? Part of the answer can be found by using the hypothesis to examine the corpus.

You can focus on cases covered by a hypothesis by selecting the hypothesis and a particular filter.

Reviewing counter-examples

Here we have clicked on a button to say that we only wish to see the counter-examples to the selected hypothesis.

Examining a counter-example in the tree

We can now see a small number of cases with a nonfinite -ing participle copular form.

How to get it

ICECUP IV is available as a beta-release with ICE-GB and DCPSE Sample Corpora. Existing users of ICE-GB Release 2 and DCPSE corpora can download the new software as a simple upgrade.

Further reading

The following are sources of further information:

  • A Getting Started with ICECUP IV guide is available from our website.
  • A handbook about ICECUP and ICE-GB (Exploring Natural Language, Nelson, Wallis and Aarts, 2002) is available from John Benjamins.
  • Read further pages on this website about Fuzzy Tree Fragments.
  • Download and read the ICECUP 3.1 help file.
  • Download and install the sampler packages and experiment with the software and corpus.

This page last modified 7 July, 2020 by Survey Web Administrator.