Accession Number:

AD0706880

Title:

AUTOMATIC ENGLISH SENTENCE ANALYSIS.

Descriptive Note:

Final scientific rept. May 67-Nov 69,

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST FOR RESEARCH ATHENS

Report Date:

1969-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

The report concerns research in natural-language analysis based on correlational grammar. It consists of five sections. Section I summarizes work in several subareas of the project and deals specifically with the systems vocabulary, a CORPUS of English texts, and RELATIONAL ANALYSIS of syntactic functions. Section II contains a complete listing of the IMPLICIT CORRELATORS of correlational grammar. Section III contains a technical description of the MULTISTORE PARSER for English sentences. Particular emphasis is given to the system of SIGNIFICANT ADDRESSES by means of which processing times in large-scale matching procedures can be substantially reduced. Section IV explains a method of SEMANTIC ANALYSIS suitable for activity words. Positing an operational time dimension and an open-ended set of semantic particles, it becomes possible to map the meaning of verbs in context. These mappings furnish an exact definition of the semantic DEEP STRUCTURE underlying the grammatical surface structure of phrases, and they are used to demonstrate semantic similarities and discrepancies between an English verb and the German verbs which are required for its translation in various contexts. Section V contains a list of the publications that have issued from the project during the years 1967 through 1969. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE