Accession Number : AD0710349

Title :   THE MECHANICAL ACQUISITION OF PRECEDENCE GRAMMARS,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Crespi-Reghizzi,Stefano

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 189

Abstract : A language acquisition device is an abstract model of grammar inference, under well formulated conditions. It is a black box which receives primary linguistic data, and produces a grammar. The study presents a model and computer program which have practical value for some potential applications, and also some implications for child language learning. The primary linguistic data available to the acquisition device includes samples of sentences, sample of nonsentences and the set of possible structural descriptions of the sentences in the language. The model is then able to infer a grammar in the class of operator precedence grammars. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, *GRAMMARS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MATHEMATICAL LOGIC, LANGUAGE, ALGEBRAS

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE