Accession Number : AD0635520

Title :   SPECIFICATION AND UTILIZATION OF A TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMAR.

Corporate Author : IBM WATSON RESEARCH CENTER YORKTOWN HEIGHTS N Y

Personal Author(s) : Lieberman, D. ; Rosenbaum,P. ; Lochak,D. ; Blair,F.

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 305

Abstract : The report contains four parts: Part I - The IBM Core Grammar of English. Our current grammar of English is presented in full, and numerous derivations are carried out in detail to illustrate the current generative power of the grammar. Part II - Design of a Grammar Tester. The design considerations on which the present version of the tester was based are discussed, and a set of tentative input, output, and control formats are presented. Part III - Programming for the Grammar Tester. A LISP implementation of the grammar tester is presented. The overall flow of control and the various special functions are described. Part IV - Computer Support for Lexicon Development. A program package (programmed in SNOBOL) to facilitate the compilation, modification, scanning, etc. of the lexicon is described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMARS, SPECIFICATIONS), GRAMMARS, SYNTAX, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

Subject Categories : Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE