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From: Darrell Martin <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Sentence for Employment TMG 5.12
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2004 13:05:06 -0500 (GMT-05:00)

Hi, Terry:

You are correct about M2, M3, etc. often being artifacts of a UFT import. It has something to do with UFT using a particular field for different meanings in different contexts. GenBridge apparently handles the conversion best when it is consistent about putting the field contents in (for example) M3, when one meaning is intended, even when there is no M1 for that particular event/Tag. The reason is that there *might* also be M1 contents in another Tag of the same type, and it is much easier to create a default sentence for the Tag type. Or something along those lines, as I recall....

Darrell M.
a former UFT refugee

-----Original Message-----
From: Terry Reigel <>
Sent: Aug 22, 2004 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Sentence for Employment TMG 5.12

On Sun, 22 Aug 2004 11:19:18 -0400, Ken Healy wrote:
> Terry,
> Thanks for the explanation. I think I understand all
> that, but I am still confused as to why the default
> sentence would use [M3] rather than [M].

You're welcome.

Actually, [M3] is not the default sentence, which you can demonstrate
by creating a new project or dataset and looking at the sentence for
the Employment tag there. It's:

[P] <was|and [PO] were> employed <by [M]> <[D]> <[L]>

If you are seeing [M3] in your dataset, either it's been edited
manually, or more likely, is the result of an import from another
program. It's my understanding that imports from UFT use this format
in some cases, for reasons I don't know about but could perhaps be
explained by one of our ex-UFT users.


Darrell A. Martin
a native Vermonter in exile in Illinois

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