Accession Number : ADP001181

Title :   Automatic Representation of the Semantic Relationships Corresponding to a French Surface Expression,

Corporate Author : CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Zarri,Gian Piero

Report Date : 01 FEB 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The work presented here is a preliminary study concerning the automatic translation of French natural language statements into the RESEDA semantic metalanguage. The text in natural language is first (pre)processed in order to obtain its syntactic structure. The semantic parsing process begins with marking the trigger, defined as lexical units which call one or more of the predicative patterns allowed for in the metalanguage. The patterns obtained are then merged, and their case slots filled with the elements found in the surface structure according to the predictions associated with the slots.

Descriptors :   *Machine translation, *French language, *Natural language, *Semantics, Symposia, Text processing, Syntax, Parsers, Dictionaries, Patterns, Data bases, Data management, Artificial intelligence, Biographies, Heuristic methods, Computational linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE