SURVEY OF AUTOMATED LANGUAGE PROCESSING 1966
BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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A survey is presented of Automated Language Processing done in 1966. It is limited in scope to analytical processing of natural language, excluding work in programming languages, speech recognition, and statistical processing of text. It focuses on work aimed at generating and analyzing sentences of a natural language. This survey has four major sections The first, on syntactic theory, contains a summary of the principal assumptions underlying work in generative grammar and a report of the most significant developments in theoretical and descriptive work in syntax. The second section, on semantic theory, attempts to provide some dimensions along which we can judge various theories that have been proposed and developed in the literature in 1966. A number of empirical studies related to semantics and psycholinguistics are reported in a third section. Finally, a fourth section discusses various computer systems for manipulation of natural language. These range from systems that support linguistic studies to systems that are attempting to utilize natural language as a communication medium.
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