Viewing Syntactic Trees and FTF matches

How the FTF has matched a tree in the corpus

This picture shows one of the 83,394 grammatical trees in the corpus, matched against the FTF that we have already seen.

You can navigate around the tree, expand or contract branch structure, or use the mouse to zoom in on parts of the tree to see more detail, such as the features shown here.

How the FTF has matched a tree in the corpus

ICECUP 3.1 supports zooming and dragging of many windows, including tree views.

While exploring the corpus you may find that some other part of the tree is interesting, and wish to create an FTF using this as a base. You can use the Wizard tool to create your FTF from any tree in the corpus.

FTFs are designed around the observation that the greatest difficulty that people have searching a parsed corpus is learning the grammar, both in abstract, and in its practical expression in the corpus. ICECUP lets you perform complex grammatical searches quickly. FTF searches are efficient and operate in the background. If you make a mistake, you will find out quickly.

You can use the corpus map and the other viewers to find examples of utterances in a particular linguistic context and then use their parse analysis to build your Fuzzy Tree Fragment. We turn to this question next.


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