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
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE