Accession Number : AD0653993

Title :   MACHINE RECOGNITION OF TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMARS OF ENGLISH.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., Sep 65-Aug 66,

Corporate Author : BRANDEIS UNIV WALTHAM MASS DEPT OF ENGLISH

Personal Author(s) : Keyser,Samuel Jay ; Kirk,Robert

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The report is divided into three sections. Section I, written by Robert Kirk, contains a fragment of an English grammar dealing with complement constructions in English. It is based upon the IBM Core Grammar of English by Peter Rosenbaum and Dorita Lochak (Yorktown Heights, 1966), though modified in order to accommodate the Stanley R. Petrick recognition algorithm. The grammar has been tested on the IBM 7094 computer located at the MIT Computation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Section II, written by Samuel Jay Keyser, contains a fragment of an English grammar dealing with questions (other than yes/no questions), relative clause formation and adjective placement. It is chronologically prior to the grammar in Section I and was constructed primarily as a vehicle to test and implement the Petrick recognition algorithm on the IBM 7094 computer. The grammar is not without linguistic interest, and the problems raised by the machine recognitions are discussed in some detail. Section III, written by Samuel Jay Keyser, contains a review of Adverbial Positions in English by Sven Jacobson (Uppsala Dissertation: Stockholm, 1964). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMARS, PATTERN RECOGNITION), (*ENGLISH LANGUAGE, TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMARS), LINGUISTICS, SYNTAX, COMPUTERS

Subject Categories : Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE