Accession Number : AD0691807

Title :   A DIRECTED RANDOM PARAGRAPH GENERATOR,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Harper,Kenneth E. ; Su,Stanley Y. W.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The document gives a description of a computer program for generating strings of sentences that have the properties of 'real' discourse. The program implements certain linguistic assumptions about 'development' and 'cohesion' among sentences. The generator consists of two major parts: a data conversion program for establishing compact data tables with associative links and a generation program for synthesizing sentences. The objective is to gain a better theoretical understanding of the interrelationship of sentences in a connected discourse.

Descriptors :   (*LINGUISTICS, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, PHRASE STRUCTURE GRAMMARS, SYNTAX, SEMANTICS, VOCABULARY, RUSSIAN LANGUAGE

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE