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Natural Language notes by: Eyal Amir
 

Summary: Natural Language
notes by: Eyal Amir
March 31, 1997
Abstract
Natural Language is informal and ambiguous. The several tasks and
ideas employed for machine understanding and processing of natural lan­
guage, are described below. The work here is a summary of [Gin93],
[RK91], [BF81], and the most useful (and more recent) [BCF89].
Contents
1 Definitions 2
2 Target Representations 3
3 Written Text Processing 3
3.1 Formal Grammars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3.2 Syntactic Analysis: Grammars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3.2.1 Structure Grammars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3.2.2 First­Order Logic Grammars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
3.2.3 Transformational Grammars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
3.2.4 Systemic Grammars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
3.2.5 Unification Grammars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
3.3 Syntactic Analysis: Parsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

  

Source: Amir, Eyal - Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences