Implementation of a Natural Language Processor Using Functional Grammar.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis presents the design and implementation of a natural language processor using Functional Grammar. Traditionally, grammars have consisted of a set of words and a set of semantic and syntactic rules which combine the words to form sentences. Thus, the language is looked at as a syntactic structure which is used to derive meaning. Functional Grammar looks at language as a means of social interaction and applies the syntactic and semantic rules only after the meaning, based on pragmatics, of the sentence has been established. Prolog has been used to demonstrate how Functional Grammar can be used to provide that meaning.
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