Accession Number : ADA128780


Title :   An Overview of the Nigel Text Generation Grammar.


Descriptive Note : Research Rept.,


Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST


Personal Author(s) : Mann,William C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a128780.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1983


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : Research on the text generation task has led to creation of a large systemic grammar of English, Nigel, which is embedded in a computer program. The grammar and the systemic framework have been extended by addition of a semantic stratum. The grammar generates sentences and other units under several kinds of experimental control. This paper describes augmentations of various precedents in the systematic framework. The emphasis is on developments which control the text to fulfill a purpose, and on characteristics which make Nigel relatively easy to embed in a larger experimental program. (Author)


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , *LINGUISTICS , *TEXT PROCESSING , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN , STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS , SEMANTICS , WORDS(LANGUAGE) , NATURAL LANGUAGE , GRAMMARS , ENGLISH LANGUAGE , CONTEXT FREE GRAMMARS , CONTEXT SENSITIVE GRAMMARS


Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE