Specifying custom antecedent parsing rules

ClaimMaster lets you to customize antecedent parsing rules. This may be needed, as ClaimMaster might occasionally make a mistake when grouping terms, which may result in falsely reported or unreported missing antecedents. Usually this happens because of the ambiguous claim language. For example, when encountering a phrase “packet receiving device driver,” ClaimMaster might break up this phrase into two separate sections: “packet” and “device driver,” even though you likely intended the whole phrase to be a single reference term. To remedy these types of issues, you can force the software to parse terms according to your preferences using a few simple parsing rules.

Getting Started

  • You can access AB settings directly from the antecedent basis dialog by clicking on the "Settings" button.
  • In addition, you can also access the custom settings from the "Preferences" menu.

Feature Options

Once you select the feature above,  "Antecedent Checking Preferences" menu will open with the following options:

The following parsing/grouping rules can be used in this section:

    1. If ClaimMaster prematurely stops parsing before the end of the entire intended phrase (e.g., parsing "packet" and “device driver” instead of "packet receiving device driver"), simply list the entire desired term and the software will not break it up. Note that certain words, such as “the” or “said” will still cause the parser to break up longer expressions into smaller groups if such expressions are encountered in the middle of the full expression.

    1. If ClaimMaster is being overly aggressive when joining terms together (e.g., "server system controls" instead of "server system"), then specify the point where the phrase should stop with the "//" sign. For example, when you specify "server system // controls", ClaimMaster will group "server system," but not "controls."

    1. You can also exclude any last word(s) in multi-word phrases by marking off the word with "//". You can exclude entire phrases from being parsed by using the same technique.

Note:  do not include articles or quotation marks in your term definitions. Each term should start on a new line. Once you make changes to the table, make sure to click "Save." Your definitions are kept in the "antecedent_settings.txt" file in the ClaimMaster's Settings directory.

    1. Press this button to add the currently selected text in the document to the list.
    2. Press this button to save your settings.