Some SRILM test errors

David Gelbart gelbart at
Tue Oct 16 21:26:34 PDT 2007

Hi Brianna,

> I have gawk 3.1.3.
> When running the tests I had DIFFERS for these files:
> nbest-rover-acoustic stdout
> ngram-class stdout
> ngram-count-lm-limit-vocab stdout & stderr

The nbest-rover-acoustic test is broken in SRILM 1.5.3. For more info 
on that see

I can duplicate the output you got for the ngram-count-lm-limit-vocab 
test if I put gawk 3.1.5 in my PATH instead of 3.1.3.

(It's possible that something else is the reason other than the gawk 
version.  I changed the environments in a way that may have changed 
more than just the gawk version.)

Are you sure you don't have 3.1.5 installed somewhere where SRILM 
scripts might be finding it?  I believe some of the SRILM tools find 
gawk using your PATH, while others will use the value of GAWK set in 

Please let us know if you learn anything more.


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