noun phrase, etc.
moon at sogang.ac.kr
Thu Mar 14 22:29:16 EST 2002
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
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