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This publication celebrates the paintings of Yorick Wilks within the type of a range of his papers that are meant to mirror the diversity and intensity of his paintings. the quantity accompanies a Festschrift which celebrates his contribution to the fields of Computational Linguistics and synthetic Intelligence. the chosen papers mirror Yorick’s contribution to either functional and theoretical features of automated language processing.

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A verb like “advise,” on the other hand, is not of this sort, since we can interpret “I advise him” in a way in which we cannot interpret “I want him” in the earlier case. So we would expect “I advise him to go” to receive no special treatment and to be fragmented as (I advise him) (to go), on a key word basis. 2. Relative clauses beginning with “that” or “which” are located and isolated and then inserted back into the string of fragments at a new point. For example, “The girl that I like left” is fragmented as (The girl left) (that I like PD), where the final period, PD, of the sentence is also moved to close off the sentence at a new point.

23] L. Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations (§76), Oxford, 1953. [24] Y. Wilks “On-line semantic analysis of English texts” in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Stockholm, 1969. 5 and designed to pass from paragraph-length input in English to French via an interlingual representation. A wide class of English input forms is covered, with a vocabulary initially restricted to a few hundred words. The distinguishing features of the translation system are: It translates phrase by phrase, with facilities for reordering phrases and establishing essential semantic connectivities between them.

There are restrictions on the ways in which the elements can combine contained in a table of “scope notes” for the system of coding: for example, CAUSE cannot be anything but an action, so ((MAN DROP) CAUSE) could not be the specification of a sort of cause, but only the causing of something. ) Formulas that can qualify any other substantive formula have the head KIND, and those that can qualify actions have the head HOW. Most action formulas have as head DO, BE, MOVE (“run,” for example), or GIVE.

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