Accession Number : AD0739361
Title : Natural Language Inputs to a Simulation Programming System - An Introduction.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Heidorn,George E.
Report Date : DEC 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 52
Abstract : A simulation programming system with which models for simple queueing problems can be built through natural-language interaction with a computer is described. In this system the English statement of a problem is first translated into a language-independent entity-attribute-value information structure, which can then be translated back into an equivalent English description and into a GPSS simulation program for the problem. This processing is done on an IBM 360/67 by a FORTRAN program which is guided by a set of stratified decoding and encoding rules written in a grammar-rule language developed for this system. A detailed example of the use of the system is included. (Author)
Descriptors : (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, AUTOMATION), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, GRAMMARS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, SCHEDULING, DECODING, TIME SHARING, SIMULATION, QUEUEING THEORY, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE