ERIC Number: ED090948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Computer Assisted Language Analysis System.
Rush, J. E.; And Others
A description is presented of a computer-assisted language analysis system (CALAS) which can serve as a method for isolating and displaying language utterances found in conversation. The purpose of CALAS is stated as being to deal with the question of whether it is possible to detect, isolate, and display information indicative of what is happening in a conversation and ultimately to determine and predict outcomes of human interaction on the basis of speech patterns. Section I contains an introduction to CALAS and lists the criteria used in developing the system; the following section discusses conceptualizations of natural language interaction. Section III describes the method adopted for the representation of language presented in interaction as a modified form of case grammar. Section IV treats the mechanics of automated processing of natural language, while section V discusses CALAS as a basis for interpreting natural language. A brief final chapter sketches some future plans for the refinement of CALAS and its empirical use in dialogue analysis. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Computer and Information Science Research Center.