Paper: Constructional Potentiality: Priscianic Grammar As A Disambiguation Technique In The Automatic Recognition Of Latin Syntax

ACL ID C69-6201
Title Constructional Potentiality: Priscianic Grammar As A Disambiguation Technique In The Automatic Recognition Of Latin Syntax
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1969
Authors

d automatically from a sentence by linear determination of the major syntactic constitutes. However, in certain highly-inflected languages, of which Latin is perhaps the most extreme example, constitutes may be broken up in the word order of the sentence. Inflectional endings form the signals for placing each constituent in its constitute. Theoretic- ally the higher degree of syntactic explicitness provided by inflectional morphemes should make these languages easier to analyse.mechanlcally. Yet it proves that there is a high degree of ambiguity in the morphemes or morphophonemie alternations used to mark inflection and that native speakers rely heavily on their ability to identify both~e semantic meaning and the inflectional habits of a given word. Recognizing this state of affairs those ...