Accession Number:

AD0662599

Title:

SYNTACTIC ANALYSIS.

Descriptive Note:

Physical sciences research papers no. 324,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Conditions that an adequate structural description must meet in order to reflect the relationships implied by a sentence are discussed. A class of transformational grammars is motivated on the basis of these conditions and exemplified by treating a specific, precisely defined grammar. An algorithm for determining all of the structural descriptions assigned to a given sentence by an arbitrary member of this class of grammars is given, and sample sentences are analyzed by means of computer program implementation of the algorithm. Other approaches to transformational analysis are reviewed. The role of an analysis procedure in a theory of perception is then examined, and characteristics of an analysis procedure are considered to determine its suitability as a perceptual model. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE