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Author Rosenbaum, Peter S. ♦ Postal, Paul M. ♦ Petrick, Stanley R.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Transformational theory ♦ Coordination reduction ♦ Coordination ♦ Grammar testing program ♦ Natural languages ♦ Rule testing ♦ Syntactic analysis ♦ Sentence coordination ♦ Syntax ♦ Generative grammar
Abstract A class of coordination phenomena in natural languages is considered within the framework of transformational theory. To account for these phenomena it is proposed that certain machinery be added to the syntactic component of a transformational grammar. This machinery includes certain rule schemata, the conditions under which they are to be applied, and conditions determining the sequence of subtrees on which they are to be performed. A solution to the syntactic analysis problem for this class of grammars is outlined. Precise specification of both the generative procedure of this paper and its inverse is given in the form of LISP function definitions.
Description Affiliation: IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY (Petrick, Stanley R.; Postal, Paul M.; Rosenbaum, Peter S.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 12
Issue Number 4
Page Count 11
Starting Page 223
Ending Page 233


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Source: ACM Digital Library