Quickstart: ToMCAT Rule-based Information Extraction System

Date: 2022-02-21

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

This post contains ‘quickstart’ instructions for getting familiar with the ToMCAT rule-based system for extracting entities and events from natural language dialogue.

Prerequisite: Complete the steps in Quickstart: Odin.

2 Prerequisite software

Install OpenJDK 8 and SBT. If you are using MacPorts, you can do this by running the following command:

sudo port install openjdk8 sbt

3 Run test suite

Next, run the following commands in your terminal to clone the repository and run the test suite.

git clone git@github.com:clulab/tomcat-text
cd tomcat-text
sbt test

4 Reading

Next, read this markdown file that describes salient files in the codebase, and their purposes.

Let me know if you run into any issues.