From: Moon-Ryul Jung (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Mar 14 2002 - 22:29:16 EST
I am pretty sure that those who work in the field of "natural language
processing" or "computational linguistics" will claim that they can
provide a complete specification for the syntactic structure of free word
order languages. They can write down all rules that human readers know
structure of a given language, so that these rules can be processed by
computer programs. I always thought that it is a matter of time and
Sometimes, a given sentence may be analyzed to produce more than one
tree structures. But that is OK. Even the human reader often encounters
Moon R. Jung
Sogang Univ, Seoul, Korea
> Can anyone show me a bullet proof specification for a
> "Noun Phrase" in Hellenistic Greek? This is your big chance, MIT grads, show
> your stuff.
> If not then what you will need to do if you want to be able to locate every
> "Noun Phrase" in your electronic GNT is have Dale W. go and tag each "Noun
> Phrase" manually. What you will end up with is a list of what Dale decided
> were "Noun Phrases." Simple, no? It is going to be a function of your GNT
> database, not a function of your search engine.
> I seriously doubt that anyone can write a bullet proof specification for the
> "Noun Phrase" in Hellenistic Greek. I am certain that no one can write a
> bullet proof specification for the predicate.
> Natural languages do not submit to tidy little specifications. Nicholas
> Wirth didn't design Koine Greek.
> Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
> Three Tree Point
> P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062
B-Greek home page: http://metalab.unc.edu/bgreek
You are currently subscribed to b-greek as: [email@example.com]
To unsubscribe, forward this message to leave-b-greek-327Q@franklin.oit.unc.edu
To subscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat Apr 20 2002 - 15:37:21 EDT