New ways to configure containers and new container types

We have updated the user interface and functions of containers to make working with them simpler and more intuitive: You can now insert more (grammatical) information about your statement parts directly into the associated container.

With this, you don’t have to create phrase nodes in the TRANSFORM area first to add more instants of flexible grammatical context. So you can start your text project by writing the statements you would like to have in your text without having to decide in advance how to set in your data for this statement in detail. And then using the already written and structured statements as a starting point, you can build the logic behind your statements with conditions and nodes in the TRANSFORM area.

What is different now with containers?

We made some modifications to the types of containers. The most significant change is that there is no longer a general distinction between containers with variables (previously known as variable containers ) or without variables (called grammar container). All noun and pronoun containers can now contain variables. So when creating a container, you don’t have to decide by choosing the container type whether the content should originate from a variable or remain static text.

New Types of Container:

Noun, Pronoun, Verb The new container types are organized by part of speech. So when you create a new container you have to assign them to one of the three types of containers:

  1. Noun container: You create a noun container when the main part of the container is a noun. However, the container is not limited to the single noun itself, but this is where you can describe the group of words that directly accompany a noun: a preposition, a determiner, a numeral, adjectives, and the noun itself. Each of these words can either be directly set in or be generated from data.

  2. Pronoun container: Here it is determined that a noun or the content of a variable is represented by a pronoun (personal or demonstrative pronoun). Until now, this was a function within a container, which was called in the menu item Output whole phrase as a pronoun.

  3. Verb container: In the verb container, the parameters for conjugating the verb are stored. These include the lemma and the grammatical properties of the verb, as well as the person, tense, gender, and number.

Formatting text in the container settings

You can adjust the formatting of the container in the format tab. The settings for the output text formatting are as before: auto, Capitalize, Upper and Lower Case and raw.

How to get these new features|

To work in this new mode, go to the settings of your project and there to feature previews and switch on Container Parts & Suggestions.