Paper: A Heuristic Approach To Natural Language Processing

ACL ID C65-1018
Title A Heuristic Approach To Natural Language Processing
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1965
Authors

This paper is concerned with the design of a processor capable of formalizing English language descriptions of problems in the sententlal calculus. The emphasis is on the design of a system with natural language processing capabilities, but the formal languages specified are oriented to the problem context. A series of automata are specified to carry out the necessary functions. The automata identifythe premises in the problem strings~ specify the appropriate logical connectives among the premises and deter- mine which premises are meaning-equivalent. The syntax of each automaton is defined and examples are used to illustrate their functioning. The automata accept statements in the language L1, the set of English statements of problems in the sententlal calculus. The individual premises p ...