Accession Number:

ADA036466

Title:

A Concise Extensible Metalanguage for Translator Implementation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA CRUZ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-07-25

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

A class of emitter augmented phrase structure grammars is defined which can specify simple translations of context free languages. A self-translating metatranslator for the description of these translation grammars is described. Several mutually recursive functions define an interpreter which will execute grammars as translated by this metatranslator. The evolution of more sophisticated translations systems is discussed and extensions to the metatranslator and interpreter are demonstrated. A very concise self-describing metalanguage and an interpreter which will directly execute its self-description are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE