ERIC Number: ED078843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Development of Language Analysis Procedures With Application to Automatic Indexing.
Young, Carol Elizabeth
Specifically, the problem which this research addresses is the development of procedures which define the relational attributes to words in English text. These relational attributes are considered an essential part of any good index and therefore an antecedent to the production of good indexes by automated means. The organization of this dissertation is as follows: Chapter I presents an overview of theories of language. Chapter II presents a theoretical framework for an empirical investigation of language. Chapter III presents procedures for the identification of relational attributes among words in English text. Chapter IV describes procedures for the identification and characterization, in relational terms, of clauses and phrases in text. Chapter V presents procedures for the assignment of case roles. These case roles amount to functional interpretation of text elements (e.g., phrases). Chapter VI relates the language analysis procedures presented in earlier chapters to the notion of indexing and proposes a graphical representation of English text as a general base from which a variety of indexes may be automatically derived. Chapter VII contains a brief statement of conclusions and of direction for future research. A KWIC index of the references cited is included in Appendix F. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Information.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Computer and Information Science Research Center.
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