Paper: A Rapidly Extensible Language System (REL English)

ACL ID C69-3501
Title A Rapidly Extensible Language System (REL English)
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1969

concepts. Some examples are: Did some Smith who lived in New York move to Boston? How many Smiths have an income greater than 12000? What was the average between 1950 and 1960 of the incomes of each Smith? In such sentences, a class of objects is considered. The sentence constitutes a condition on each element of this class, the condition depending on the particular quantifier. Consider in detail the example: "Is Boston the location of all men? " To answer this question, each man must be considered in turn. We apply the term generation to this kind of a process. As each man is generated in turn, say man. , the sentence "Is Boston the location of man.? " must be processed. If the answer to all cases is "yes", then the original question is answered affirmatively; otherwise, it is answered ne...