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Example of failure to extract appropriate focus words from the question.

Focus Words — Question
Question What type of simple machine is Bruce using as he opens a twist top bottle of soda? (GR:5) 
Focus Word(s) (NN_bruce, 0.22) (VB_open, 0.22) (NN_twist, 0.22) (JJ_top, 0.22) (NN_bottle, 0.05) (NN_soda, 0.03) (NN_machine, 0.02) 
Issue The concept the question is testing is embedded in a complex example that the focus word extractor is only partially able to suppress. Here, the most critical word for the inference is twist, but some example words (bruce, open, and top) are not suppressed, and receive the same weight as twist
Focus Words — Question
Question What type of simple machine is Bruce using as he opens a twist top bottle of soda? (GR:5) 
Focus Word(s) (NN_bruce, 0.22) (VB_open, 0.22) (NN_twist, 0.22) (JJ_top, 0.22) (NN_bottle, 0.05) (NN_soda, 0.03) (NN_machine, 0.02) 
Issue The concept the question is testing is embedded in a complex example that the focus word extractor is only partially able to suppress. Here, the most critical word for the inference is twist, but some example words (bruce, open, and top) are not suppressed, and receive the same weight as twist
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