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FAQ about fnTBL

Q: Is fnTBL free?
A: Yes, fnTBL is free source code. fnTBL 1.0 is licenced under a slightly modified version (that just
includes the version number) of the MIT licence. See the LICENSE file for more details.

Q: Does fnTBL come pretrained for my task?
A: Depends on your task: fnTBL comes pretrained for POS tagging, baseNP chunking and text chunking for English.
Also test cases are provided for word sense disambiguation (as a sample independent example).

Q: How portable is fnTBL?
A: fnTBL is written in C++ using the STL template library - it should compile/run on most architectures. It has been
reported to compile and run on SunOS, Linux and Windows (cygwin). It compiles fine with the gcc 2.95.2 or later
compiler. If you do port it on another platform, please let us know, and we'll include the port in the next distribution.

Q: I found some bugs in the code / the training/test programs crashed on me. What can I do?
A: Please submit a description of how the code has crashed, and briefly describe your task. If you can, please include
the data on which it crashed - it makes debugging a lot easier. The authors can and will sign NDAs if required, and will
discard the data as soon as the problem is fixed.

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