PRELIMINARY CODES AND RULES FOR THE AUTOMATIC PARSING OF ENGLISH
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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A set of grammar codes and rules for analyzing, or parsing, English sentences automatically on a digital computer is presented. The introduction briefly discusses the nature of parsing and the general model of English structure on which this approach is based, and the codes and rules are discussed in detail. Although the computer program is not explained at length, the logic underlying it is illustrated in the discussion of the rules. A complete list of the rules written so far and a sample output of parsed sentences are appended. The linguist and the programmer will find the presentation sufficiently detailed so that they can add to, refine, or modify the codes and rules, and design programs for applying them to text.