ERIC Number: ED088449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Hays, David G.
Aside from phonological and syntactical structures, text is organized by its dramatis personae, plot, figures, point of view, and theme. These are, respectively, the entities mentioned, the spatial-temporal and causal linkages of events, comparisons and contrasts, propositional attitudes, and correspondence to some pattern. These modes of organization apply to all text, including scientific writing, fiction and conversation. They are not independent, but recursively nested. Programs to determine the organization of text can be constructed by a combination of parsing and pattern matching techniques. The organization of text must be taken into account in information retrieval, humanistic analysis, and psychosocial analysis. (Author)
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Computer Programs, Conceptual Schemes, Information Retrieval, Language Patterns, Linguistic Theory, Linguistics, Pattern Recognition, Structural Linguistics, Theories
David G. Hays, Twin Willows, Wanakah, New York 14075 (free)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo.