Accession Number : ADA139843

Title :   How to Make Grammatical Choices in Test Generation.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

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

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

PDF Url : ADA139843

Report Date : Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The problem of making purposefully controlled syntactic choices in text generation has not been given much attention in the past and there is no body of detailed and general solutions. This report briefly describes the problem and presents a solution to it by way of example. The tense expression of a clause iis generated in the Nigel grammar, a large systemic grammar for text generation. The discussion shows how the problem of controlling tense is addressed in the Nigel framework. So-called systems are used to specify what the syntactic choices are and a semantic process, a so-called chooser, is defined for each system to exercise purposeful control of the choice alternatives specified by the system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Artificial intelligence, *Text processing, Natural language, Computational linguistics, Grammars, Semantics, Computer logic, Cognition, Information processing

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE