Sometimes you may want to distinguish between plural and singular inputs, like “show my next appointments” versus “show my next appointment”. To achieve this, you can use part-of-speech tags (POS-tags).
Teneo annotates each word in an input with POS-tags that tell you whether it’s a verb, noun, if it is plural or singular, etc. The full list of POS-tags can be found in the Annotations Reference. You can also inspect them in Try out, which is explained on the Annotations page.
So how do you use a POS-tag to differentiate between appointments and appointment in a language condition?
To match on a synonym of 'appointment' and also to make sure it is plural/singular, you would use the SAME MATCH-operator (&=). Like this:
(%APPOINTMENT.NN.SYN &= %$PL.POS)
The condition above will match only on plural (%$PL.POS) synonyms of appointment (appointments, meetings etc).
(%APPOINTMENT.NN.SYN &= %$SG.POS)
This condition will match only on singular (%$SG.POS) synonyms of appointment (appointment, meeting etc).
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