The SPEC package contains the C-code and data for training and testing the SPEC system for processing complex sentences with embedded clauses. The full SPEC system consists of an SRN parser, RAAM stack, and feed-forward Segmenter networks (the software also supports experiments with a single SRN parser alone). It includes a "real-time" X11(R5) graphics display for visualization and debugging and routines for collecting performance statistics throughout training and testing. For more details, see the SPEC paper
Even though the SPEC package is really one specific sentence processing model, it can serve as a starting point for other experiments with modular connectionist NLP architectures. It includes fairly general code for the SRN, RAAM, and feed-forward back-propagation networks, for the FGREP method for developing distributed representations for words, and also routines for managing the simulation, collecting performance statistics, and visualizing the networks "real-time" on an X11 graphics display.
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- The training and testing scheme is now controlled with running, chain, stacknouns, and includeall parameters and command-line options and allows for more varied strategies.
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- fixed color allocation bug (screens with more than 256 colors)