ERIC Number: ED279151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Computer Processing of Swedish Syntactic Data. Some Preliminaries and Tentative Results.
Andersson, Erik; Ostman, Jan-Ola
The encoding of Swedish syntactic information in a study of linguistic data processing is described in detail. The choice of syntactic variables and classification criteria, illustrated with examples, is also discussed. In addition, uses of the coding for contrasting languages, as in this study's comparison of Swedish, Finnish, and English word order, are explored. The coding key consists of 64 variables corresponding to syntactic or semantic properties of a clause. Each clause in the corpus is classified in a subcategory of one of the variables. The variables are divided into four groups: those identifying the clauses, those specifying some syntactic properties of the entire clause or its context, those classifying the clause constituents (verb, subject, object, complement, initial adverbial, adverbial in the central field, non- final adverbial in the end field, and final adverbial in the end field), and those specifying what transformations have been applied to the clause and what constituents they have affected. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classification, Comparative Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Data Processing, Deep Structure, English, Finnish, Form Classes (Languages), Phrase Structure, Research Methodology, Sentence Structure, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Surface Structure, Swedish, Syntax, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Andersson, Erik, Ed. Working Papers on Computer Processing of Syntactic Data. Abo, Research Institute of the Abo Akademi Foundation, 1978. p73-108.