Weird Text Analysis Bug: possessive+.

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withoutFeathers
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Weird Text Analysis Bug: possessive+.

Post by withoutFeathers »

Hi,
I've found a small bug in the Text Analysis [File Menu].

Description:
Ending a sentence with a possessive like "else's" causes Nisus to ignore the period and report wrong number of sentences and wrong Grade Levels.

Example:
1) "He said it wasn’t his, it was somebody else’s. But I think he was lying."
2) "He said it wasn’t his, it was somebody elses. But I think he was lying."

1) is correct and two sentences, but Nisus reports it incorrectly as one, and messes up the Grade Levels.
2) is reported correctly. (Although it's not grammatically correct, just using it as an example).

Can someone w/ version 3 check if this still happens? I'm in version 2.
If so perhaps it needs to be filed as a bug?

wF

adryan
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Re: Weird Text Analysis Bug: possessive+.

Post by adryan »

G’day, wF et al

It appears to be fixed in NWP 3.0.4. Text Analysis returns the same set of results for each of those paragraphs, correctly stating there are two sentences in each.

Cheers,
Adrian
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withoutFeathers
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Re: Weird Text Analysis Bug: possessive+.

Post by withoutFeathers »

Thanks Adrian

FWIW, I tried it again changing the smart quote to plain quote in 'else's', for curiosity. But same thing happens.


wF

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Re: Weird Text Analysis Bug: possessive+.

Post by martin »

I can confirm that this was a bug in version 2 that is now working correctly in version 3. Both of the examples you gave are reported as 2 sentences by version 3, whether I use curly quotes or straight quotes.

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