Accession Number : AD0257286

Title :   ON THE VALUE OF A DEPENDENCY CONNECTION

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : HAYS,DAVID G.

Report Date : 20 JAN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : In sentence-structure determination, values are tentatively defined as numbers assigned to types of syntactic relations in such a way that connections of higher value are established in preference to connections of lower value. For a text in which sentence structures are known, the values of some syntactic relations can be estimated by the following plan: assign value 1 to a relation provided no relation is known to have lower value; assign value 2 to a relation provided all relations known to have lower value are also known to have value 1; etc. The same procedure can be used for assigning adjectives to order classes, and for other similar purposes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CODING, *DATA PROCESSING, *LANGUAGE, *MACHINE TRANSLATION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, VOCABULARY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE