I am trying to write a rule where I am able to check for a recurring POS tag, or rather match a POS tag to one that has already been detected. To make it clearer, here is a snippet from the XML rule, which shows how I would envision using such a feature:
<pattern> <token postag="\((ADV|SUB|VER).*\)" postag_regexp="yes" /> <!-- Take this postag ... --> ... <token postag="\1 or $1 or match no=1" postag_regexp="yes"/> <!-- ... and match it here. --> </pattern>
I have been searching the forums and the development blog, but I can’t seem to find anything that does this. I tried to mess around with ‘unification’, but this doesn’t seem to be working for me at all.
Does anyone know of a way of doing this with an XML rule? And if not, would it be possible to add a way of doing this? Or is it possible to do this kind of thing with a Java rule?
Thanks in advance for your comments!