Accession Number:

AD0673228

Title:

A METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING AN INFORMATION LANGUAGE FOR THE TECHNICAL SCIENCES (PRO ODYN SPOSIB POBUDOVY INFORMATSIINOYI MOVY DLYA TEKHNICHNYKH NAUK),

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Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1967-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Two possible approaches to the compilation of a data language i.e. as a logical system offering the possiblity of logical processing of information written in the data language or as a system more proximate to natural language with the inherent simplicity of translation to and from the data language can be combined by representing the data language as a logical model of the ordinary language. A data language constructed in such fashion could serve as an intermediate language in computer translation. Listings of objects and relationships i.e. orbit, mass, charge, motion and to be an object, to be a subject, etc., respectively assume the role of basic elements of the language to be compiled. Such objects and relationships are designated X sub 1, X sub 2,...X sub n and R sub 1, R sub 2,...R sub m, respectively. A set of topics for which relationships are defined is referred to as a situation. The latter can be represented by a graph whose vertices correspond to objects and whose edges correspond to relationships. A situation consisting of two objects and combining their relationships is called elemental. An elemental situation is described by means of a simple phrase in the form X sub i R sub a X sub j. The paper defined several operations for use in constructing more complex concepts, corresponding to situations with a number of objects in excess of two, from simple phrases. Some identity transformations which correspond approximately to an actively-passive transformation in an ordinary language are presented. Appropriate signs can be introduced to indicate the order in which the relationships are realized and to facilitate the description of a situation changing in time. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE