Accession Number:

AD0667800

Title:

SPECIFICATION AND UTILIZATION OF A TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMAR.

Descriptive Note:

Scientific rept. no. 2, Oct 66-Sep 67,

Corporate Author:

IBM WATSON RESEARCH CENTER YORKTOWN HEIGHTS N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

272.0

Abstract:

The report consists of four parts 1 English Grammar II by Peter S. Rosenbaum--Our current grammar of English is presented in full, with sample deep structures and transformational derivational histories provided to illustrate the generative power of the grammar. 2 Learnability of a Transformationally Generated Subset of English by Peter S. Rosenbaum--This paper discusses a joint project of IBM Research and the New York University Department of Psychology studying the usability and learnability of the subset of English sentences generated by English Grammar II. 3 Coordination Reduction by Paul M. Postal--This paper proposes and justifies a schema for coordination reduction in English. Also presented is a computer program written in LISP 1.5 which simulates the coordination reduction schema. 4 On Some Alternative Sets of Dependency Rules Equivalent to the Rewriting Rules of Grammar II by Jane J. Robinson--This paper considers the alternative use of a dependency grammar in generating strings and terminal categories. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE