Accession Number : AD0646002

Title :   PARSING BY MATRIX: A DEVELOPMENT IN SYNTACTIC ANALYSIS OF RUSSIAN,

Corporate Author : WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MICH

Personal Author(s) : Steiger,Amelia Janiotis

Report Date : 31 AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : A summary is presented of the research which has been carried out in developing computer programs to perform syntactic analysis on Russian sentences. This research is an integral part of the effort to develop a computer-aided procedure wherein high quality translation from Russian to English is accomplished through the interaction of man and machine. A corpus of 15 Russian mathematical articles was selected to provide the raw data for experimentation. Each word in the corpus was entered into a dictionary, along with certain of its grammatical properties in coded form, and at least some of its English translations. Each word was put into at least one of a possible nine syntactically based word classes: nominal, predicative, modifier, infinitive, gerund, adverb, preposition, conjunction, declined relative; homographs were put into two, three, and even four word classes and coded for their properties in each class. The properties for which each word was coded are a function of the word class; the first five mentioned are more densely coded than the last four. The classes were taken from the Ramo-Wooldridge classification scheme. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RUSSIAN LANGUAGE, *SYNTAX), (*MACHINE TRANSLATION, RUSSIAN LANGUAGE), GRAMMARS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DICTIONARIES, CLASSIFICATION

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE