STUDIES IN INTER-SENTENCE CONNECTION
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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A systematic analysis of portions of the Russian physics text processed at RAND, to determine the extent of repetition in adjacent sentences. Recurrence of words in all pairs of contiguous sentences in the text 2467 pairs was recorded in a machine printout sentence pairs for which word recurrence was not automatically recorded were visually inspected for other types of recurrence through lexical stems, pronouns, synonyms, and paraphrases . The extent of the different types of recurrence is reported, and features of the recurring items are discussed. Sentence pairs characterized by nonrecurrence 12 percent of the total are examined, and the relevance of inter-sentence recurrence and nonrecurrence to automatic syntactic analysis and abstracting is suggested.