Accession Number : ADB029370


Title :   QUINCE System; State-of-the-Art Review


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 May 1977-31 Jan 1978


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF LINGUISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Wang, William S-Y ; Liao, Chiu-Chung ; Gaskins, Robert ; Wang, Mary S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/b029370.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1978


Pagination or Media Count : 219


Abstract : The Report documents a 9-month effort consisting of programming documentation for QUINCE System; inventory of R and D holdings (software, hardware, data files), and state-of-the-art assessment of linguistic and data processing requirements for IOC in Chinese-English machine translation. Background information is provided in Section I (INTRODUCTION). Section II contains a textual description of application software and utilities, including pertinent flowcharts, diagrams and tables. Programming documentation supplied under contract consists of a four-volume set (13 supplements). Inventory of hardware, software and data files is included in Appendix. Section III provides a critical review of the current state-of-the-art in computational syntactic description of natural languages from the viewpoint of its relevancy to machine translation R and D. Rules for a fragment of Chinese grammar are presented in the Appendix. Section IV describes requisites to a further consolidation of the linguistic data base in terms of semantic feature set, interlingual transfer component, contrastive lexical/syntactic studies and contextual analysis involving language-specific problems in Chinese (elided subjects; number, tense and aspect, definite vs. indefinite reference). Extensive bibliographies are provided in Section III and Section IV.


Descriptors :   *CHINESE LANGUAGE , *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , *ENGLISH LANGUAGE , *LINGUISTICS , *MACHINE TRANSLATION , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , DATA BASES , DATA PROCESSING , DICTIONARIES , FORMATS , GRAMMARS , SEMANTICS , STATE OF THE ART , SYNTAX , TABLES(DATA)


Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE