Quickstart: ToMCAT Rule-based Information Extraction System

Date: 2022-02-21

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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.

Prerequisite software

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

Run test suite

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


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

Let me know if you run into any issues.