ERIC Number: ED026643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Computers and Chinese Linguistics.
Kierman, Frank A.; Barber, Elizabeth
This survey of the field of Chinese language computational linguistics was prepared as a background study for the Chinese Linguistics Project at Princeton. Since the authors' main purpose was "critical reconnaissance," quantitative emphasis is on systems with which they are most familiar. The complexity of the Chinese writing system has presented a great challenge to computational linguists. Surveys by the Chinese Linguistics Project show that enough aspects of the problem have been tackeled and solved by various people so that computer analysis of Chinese texts may be considered feasible. In fact, it is being approached in varying ways at several places. This survey is organized into sections on--(1) Input (Form of Code, Mechanics of Coding); (2) In-Machine Manipulation (Phonological Analysis, Inventory and Statistics); (3) Output (Form and Purpose, Mechanics); (4) Notes on this survey; (5) Illustrations of Selected Computer-Used or -Generated Calligraphy; and (6) a Bibliography. More than 30 projects are discussed, ranging from very early attempts to deal with the problem (Standard Chinese Telegraph Code), to on-going research projects in the United States and abroad. (JD)
Descriptors: Chinese, Computational Linguistics, Computer Programs, Computer Science, Graphemes, Input Output, Input Output Devices, Lexicology, Machine Translation, Optical Scanners, Programing, Statistical Studies
Limited number of copies available from the Chinese Linguistics Project, Green Hall Annex, Princeton Univ., Princeton, N.J. 08540 ($1.50 for handling).
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ. Chinese Linguistics Project.
Note: Preprint appearing in "Unicorn No. 3".