QUINCE System; State-of-the-Art Review
Final technical rept. 1 May 1977-31 Jan 1978
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF LINGUISTICS
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The Report documents a 9-month effort consisting of programming documentation for QUINCE System inventory of R and D holdings software, hardware, data files, and state-of-the-art assessment of linguistic and data processing requirements for IOC in Chinese-English machine translation. Background information is provided in Section I INTRODUCTION. Section II contains a textual description of application software and utilities, including pertinent flowcharts, diagrams and tables. Programming documentation supplied under contract consists of a four-volume set 13 supplements. Inventory of hardware, software and data files is included in Appendix. Section III provides a critical review of the current state-of-the-art in computational syntactic description of natural languages from the viewpoint of its relevancy to machine translation R and D. Rules for a fragment of Chinese grammar are presented in the Appendix. Section IV describes requisites to a further consolidation of the linguistic data base in terms of semantic feature set, interlingual transfer component, contrastive lexicalsyntactic studies and contextual analysis involving language-specific problems in Chinese elided subjects number, tense and aspect, definite vs. indefinite reference. Extensive bibliographies are provided in Section III and Section IV.
- Computer Programming and Software