Accession Number : AD0282244

Title :   STUDIES FOR THE DESIGN OF AN ENGLISH COMMAND AND CONTROL LANGUAGE SYSTEM.

Corporate Author : LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The report concerns research toward the design of natural language automatic fact retrieval systems for command and control applications. The difficulties of the problem are discussed and a research strategy formulated. A discussion is then given of the possible roles of syntactic information in sentence processing, and the Harvard computer program for syntatic analysis is described. Mathematical network models are developed for sentence retrieval using word associations. Finally, a procedure for testing the utility of syntactic information in retrieval applications is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, AUTOMATIC, COMPUTERS, DATA PROCESSING, DICTIONARIES, DOCUMENTS, LANGUAGE, VOCABULARY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE