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[java-nlp-user] decoder failure with phrasal and gaps

Thomas Meyer Thomas.Meyer at
Wed May 18 08:12:25 PDT 2011


Thanks for the very interesting and promising release of the phrasal
beta version.

I was able to train and test a first system (all stages of the setup run
and I got translation as well as evaluation results).

However, when setting up again to use /gaps/, the 'phrase-extract' phase
(with "-withGaps true") runs fine and generates the necessary models.
But, when proceeding with the MERT phase, running 'phrasal-mert' with
the additional flag "--phrasal-flags=--gaps", the following error occurs
("Decoder failure" on STDERR), taken from the log file:

Done loading arpa lm: lm/europarlv6.lm.gz (order: 5) (mem used: 151 MiB
time: 4.830 s)
WeightConfig: '[LexR:monotoneWithPrevious=1.0, UnknownWord=1.0,
LexR:swapWithNext=1.0, LM=1.0, LexR:discontinuousWithPrevious=1.0,
LexR:swapWithPrevious=1.0, LinearDistortion=1.0,
LexR:monotoneWithNext=1.0, LexR:discontinuousWithNext=1.0,
TM:phi(t|f)=0.3, TM:phi(f|t)=0.3, TM:lex(f|t)=0.2, TM:lex(t|f)=0.2,
TM:phrasePenalty=0.0, WordPenalty=0.0]'
Uncaught exception from thread: main
java.lang.NumberFormatException: For input string: "true"
java.lang.NumberFormatException: For input string: "true"
    at java.lang.Integer.parseInt(
    at java.lang.Integer.parseInt(

Any hint would be appreciated. Many thanks,
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