Accession Number : AD0432333


Title :   SOME LINGUISTIC PROBLEMS OF RUSSIAN GRAPHIC ABBREVIATIONS,


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Stewart,W A


Report Date : 26 Jan 1961


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : Written Russian tests on scientific or technical subjects almost always contain a quantity of special indeclinable forms known as abbreviations. Although abbreviations may reflect certain characteristics of the structure of the full-forms of which they are abridgements, and indeed may be described in terms of the distinctive and structural features which characterize the rest of the language, abbreviations pose certain additional problems in MT. Since some abbreviations represent strings of full-form occurrences there exists the possibility of dealing with them either as unit morphs or as phrases. Also, since the grammatical suffix which normally serves as a syntactical marker in Russian is usually dropped in forming abbreviations, the question of ascertaining the syntactical relationships of a given abbreviation with its environment must be solved by other means. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , LANGUAGE , VOCABULARY , COMPUTERS , MACHINE TRANSLATION


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