Accession Number : AD0691451

Title :   AUTOMATED LANGUAGE ANALYSIS 1968-1969.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Mar 68-28 Feb 69,

Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA UNIV CHAPEL HILL

Personal Author(s) : Sedelow,Sally Yeates

Report Date : 01 MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 291

Abstract : The report describes research directed toward unequivocally characterizing the language usage of any writer or speaker. During the past year, a PREFIX program has increased the root-grouping capability of the VIA package, which is a set of programs designed for content, or thematic, analysis of a written or spoken language unit. A ring-structure version of VIA which provides great search flexibility as well as the potential for extended explorations of semantic relationships, as revealed by interconnecting rings, has been further developed. Research on the nature of thesauri has continued and Roget's International Thesaurus has been keypunched to facilitate computer-aided research on its structure. A set of programs designed to show co-occurrence patterns has been implemented, as have procedures for producing non-verbal representations of language-usage patterns. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, CLASSIFICATION), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DICTIONARIES, SEMANTICS, VOCABULARY

Subject Categories : Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE