Paper: A Progress Report On The Use Of English In Information Retrieval

ACL ID C69-4001
Title A Progress Report On The Use Of English In Information Retrieval
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1969
Authors
  • J. A. Moyne (IBM Corporation, Cambridge MA; Harvard University, Cambridge MA)

Progress is reported in the further development of an already working model for communicating in English with a computer about the contents of a library. The revised grammar of this model combines the phrase structure and transformational rules of the underlying grammar into a single efficient component. Problems of implementation and ambiguity resolution are dis- cussed. During the academic year 1966-1967 a system, Proto-RELAUES, was designed and implemented at Boston Programming Center, IBM Corporation, for communication with a computer (System/360, Models 40 and 50). This system has been operational since June 1967 I. It permits the user to communicate with the computer in English about the contents of the library at the Center 2. The underlying grammar in this system is a recognition g...