Accession Number : ADA139251

Title :   Systemic Grammar in Computation. The Nigel Case.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST

Personal Author(s) : Matthiessen,C M I M

PDF Url : ADA139251

Report Date : Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Systemic grammar, the framework developed by M.A.K. Halliday and others, has been used successfully in the service of computational linguistic tasks, both in generation and in parsing. Currently a large computational systemic grammar of English, the Nigel grammar, is being developed for text generation. This report uses this grammar for an examination of what the design properties of systemic grammar are that make it attractive for text generation. In particular, the functional character of the grammar and its organization around the notion of choice are presented. The generation of one example is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Artificial intelligence, *Text processing, *Computational linguistics, Grammars, Natural language, English language, Semantics, Parsers

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE