Hello, I’m trying to write a rule that will flag when the word “licence” appears as a verb, and only a verb. I have written this rule:
<token postag="VB|VBD|VBG|VBN|VBP|VBZ" postag_regexp="yes"> <exception negate_pos="yes" postag="VB|VBD|VBG|VBN|VBP|VBZ" postag_regexp="yes"/>licence</token>
But the word is being flagged in this phrase:
A permanent US licence.
If I run this phrase in the analyse Text feature, it says that ‘licence’ could be NN:UN or VB or VBP, and so I would expect the rule to not flag it, because it could be a noun. I wondered if anyone could explain what is going wrong and how to fix it.