Accession Number : AD0692690

Title :   A COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR WRITING AND TESTING TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMARS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Friedman,Joyce

Report Date : 30 SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : For the past two years the Computational Linguistics Project in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University has been engaged in research leading to computer programs for accepting and manipulating transformational grammars corresponding to a version of the theory based on Chomsky's Aspects of the Theory of Syntax. These programs have been combined into a computer system for transformational grammar which accepts a transformational grammar in a natural format, and carries out the complete generation of sentences, from phrase structure generation, through lexical insertion and transformation. These programs are the first to handle complete sentence generation. The project has made some interesting contributions to linguistic theory, particularly in the areas of formal definition of grammars, lexical insertion, and traffic rules for transformations. The results obtained are described in reports which have been issued during the course of the project. To summarize these results the abstracts of the more important papers are included here. The bibliography attached to this report contains a list of current reports produced by the project. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMARS), (*TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMARS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, PHRASE STRUCTURE GRAMMARS, SYNTAX, SYMBOLS

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE