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ERIC Number: ED054704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Computerized Phrase-Structure Grammar (Modern Hebrew): Part III, An Algorithm for Generating Hebrew Sentences. Final Report.
Price, James D.
The third part of the four-part report of research on the development of a computerized, phrase-structure grammar of modern Hebrew discusses a computerized algorithm for generating sentences in modern Hebrew based on a generalized complex-constituent-phrase structure grammar as it is applied to the syntax and orthography of the language as described in Part II. After a discussion of the structural model, a description of the algorithm is provided along with a description of the computer program and the procedures for generating sentences. The algorithm is demonstrated and tested. Sentences generated are given along with the grammar rules which are tested. Appendix A lists the grammar rules for modern Hebrew syntax for the synthesis of sentences. Appendix B contains the source-language listing of the computer program and associated subprograms. Appendix C provides a sample output of the subprogram output. Appendix D gives the list of sentence-description data card types. The algorithm defines all the procedures and associated computer programs for generating sentences in modern Hebrew, but improvements can be made in the grammar upon which it operates. Since it depends only on the form of grammar and not on content, the algorithm is not necessarily limited to the Hebrew language. For related reports see FL 002 627, FL 002 628, and FL 002 630. (Author/VM)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Computational Linguistics, Computer Programs, Deep Structure, Flow Charts, Grammar, Hebrew, Language Patterns, Language Research, Language Universals, Linguistic Theory, Logic, Phrase Structure, Semitic Languages, Sentence Structure, Syntax, Tables (Data), Transformational Generative Grammar
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Franklin Inst. Research Labs., Philadelphia, PA.