Accession Number : ADP001175

Title :   Scruffy Text Understanding: Design and Implementation of the NOMAD System,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE DEPT OF INFORMATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Granger,Richard H. ; Staros,Chris J. ; Taylor,Gregory B. ; Yoshii,Rika

Report Date : 01 FEB 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The task of understanding unedited naval ship-to-shore messages is implemented in the presence of a large database of domain specific knowledge. The program uses internal syntactic and semantic expectations to analyze the texts and to correct errors that arise during understanding, such as syntactic errors, missing punctuation, and errors of spelling and usage. The output of the system is a well-formed English translation of the message. This paper describes some of the knowledge mechanisms that have been implemented in the NOMAD system.

Descriptors :   *Text processing, *Artificial intelligence, *Syntax, *Semantics, Symposia, Message processing, Comprehension, Data bases, Errors, Corrections, Output, Machine coding, Reading machines, Natural language, Computational linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE