Paper: Automatic Linguistic Classification

ACL ID C65-1006
Title Automatic Linguistic Classification
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1965

Many investisators have recognized that so- phisticated mechanical translation or other computational linguistic systems will require language learning capa- bilities, both in the ability to discover and verify new descriptive rules, and to adapt rules to new situations of use. The work plan of a long-range series of ex- periments in automatic linguistic classification is de- scribed, together with a discussion of the first experi- ment now in progress. The latter is concerned with category identification. In particular the data resulting from automatic syntactic analysis of English texts will be used to identify syntactic categories which have similar membership. The series of experiments will accordingly combine the use of automatic linguistic analysis and automatic classification techni...