The ultimate goal of Computational Linguistics is to teach the computer to understand Natural Language. This research monograph presents a description of English according to algorithms which can be programmed into a computer to analyse natural language texts. The algorithmic approach uses series of instructions, written in Natural Language and organised in flow charts, with the aim of analysing certain aspects of the grammar of a sentence. One problem with text processing is the difficulty in distinguishing word forms that belong to parts of speech taken out of context. In order to solve this
Contents; Preface; Part One; 1 Algorithmic recognition of the Verb; 2 Division of the sentence into phrases; 3 Algorithmic recognition of Parts of Speech; 4 Algorithmic recognition of the Tenses; Part Two; 5 Syntactical structure of the sentence; 6 Composition of the segments; 7 Parsing algorithm; 8 Links of predicates and incomplete segments; 9 Reference; 10 Recognition of the Independent and Dependent Clauses; 11 Further applications; Appendix 1: List of Prepositions and Conjunctions and their most characteristic meaning; Appendix 2: Internet downloads; General index of abbreviations ReferencesIndex; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; I; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W
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