DKPro Core - Convert a corpus in Penn Treebank bracketed format to Tiger XML

Conversion

Reads each Penn Treebank bracketed format file from the corpus in the specified folder and writes them to the target folder with Tiger XML format.

Copy the script to a file called penn2tiger.groovy and call it e.g. using groovy penn2tiger.groovy pennTreebankFile.txt .. This creates a file called pennTrebankFile.xml in Tiger XML format in the current directory.

@GrabResolver(name='ukp-oss-snapshots',
root='http://zoidberg.ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/artifactory/public-snapshots')
@Grab(group='de.tudarmstadt.ukp.dkpro.core',
module='de.tudarmstadt.ukp.dkpro.core.io.tiger-asl',
version='1.7.1-SNAPSHOT')
@Grab(group='de.tudarmstadt.ukp.dkpro.core',
module='de.tudarmstadt.ukp.dkpro.core.io.penntree-asl',
version='1.7.1-SNAPSHOT')

import static org.apache.uima.fit.pipeline.SimplePipeline.*;
import static org.apache.uima.fit.factory.CollectionReaderFactory.*;
import static org.apache.uima.fit.factory.AnalysisEngineFactory.*;

import de.tudarmstadt.ukp.dkpro.core.io.tiger.*;
import de.tudarmstadt.ukp.dkpro.core.io.penntree.*;

// Assemble and run pipeline
runPipeline(
createReaderDescription(PennTreebankCombinedReader,
PennTreebankCombinedReader.PARAM_SOURCE_LOCATION, args[0]),
createEngineDescription(TigerXmlWriter,
TigerXmlWriter.PARAM_TARGET_LOCATION, args[1],
TigerXmlWriter.PARAM_STRIP_EXTENSION, true))

Note: If the script fails, check that any line that does not start a sentence is indented. If necessary, add a space at the beginning of a line.

Note: This script uses DKPro Core 1.7.1-SNAPSHOT because of the following two issues present in version 1.7.0.

  • If the Penn Treebank file is malformed, an !EmptyStackException will be thrown (Issue 613)
  • A file is malformed e.g.:
    • if the brackets do not balance
    • if the tree is not properly indented, in particular, if a line that is not indented is not the start of a tree (alleviated but not fixed by Issue 612)