Adjconj Container Parameter now available in the UI

What it does

The adjconj Container Parameter controls the adjective conjunctions in a Property Output.

Use Cases for Customers

With this parameter you can tell the text engine that it should put one or more conjunctions in a list of adjectives, instead of the commas.

An example:

We have the sentence
"I can see the blue, yellow, green house."

The comma separated list of adjectives is correct in a sentence, but it doesn’t sound that good. With the adjconj parameter, you can create the same sentence more appealingly:

“I can see the blue, yellow and green house.”

What do you need for it

  • A Property with a noun in its Property Output and a list of comma separated adjectives in the adjective.
  • A sentence, where this Property is added as a container.

How to use

  1. Add the property to the sentence as usual.
  2. In the EDIT CONTAINER dialog, set USE ADJECTIVE to “yes”. The “Adjective Conjunction” input field appears
  3. Type the adjconj Parameter into that field. Usually the parameter looks like COMMA_and_COMMA_COMMA in english or COMMA_und_COMMA_COMMA in german. Note the difference in the second place: and vs. und. Find a detailed description below.

Adjectives in most languages can assume two positions around their noun, in front of it and after it. In each language one of those positions is default and the other one is an exception. German and English usually put the adjectives in front of the noun, Spanish puts them behind the noun in the sentence.

Both the default and the exception positions of the adjective are divided into the list part and the last part. This results in 4 positions the adjconj parameter can configure.

In the sentence “The red, blue, yellow and green house” the adjectives are in the default position and the list part is separated by commas while the last adjective is conjoined by “and”. This is a standard case.

The adjconj Container Parameter now consists of 4 conjunctions, in order: conjunction for the list part in default position, conjunction in the last part in default position, conjunction in the list part in exception position, conjunction in the last part of the exception position. These 4 conjunctions are separated by “_”.

So, the adjconj Container Parameter always looks like this:

COMMA_und_COMMA_COMMA -> "Ich sehe das blaue, gelbe und grüne Haus."
COMMA_and_COMMA_COMMA -> "I can see the blue, yellow and green house."
COMMA_y_COMMA_COMMA -> “Puedo ver la casa azul, amarilla y verde.”