Report Number: CS-TR-68-109
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: A computer system for writing and testing transformational
grammars: final report
Author: Friedman, Joyce
Date: September 1968
Abstract: A comprehensive system for transformational grammar has been
designed and is being implemented on the IBM 360/67 computer.
The system deals with the transformational model of syntax,
along the lines of Chomsky's "Aspects of the Theory of
Syntax." The major innovations include a full and formal
description of the syntax of a transformational grammar, a
directed random phrase structure generator, a lexical
insertion algorithm, and a simple problem-oriented
programming language in which the algorithm for application
of transformations can be expressed. In this paper we present
the system as a whole, first discussing the philosophy
underlying the development of the system, then outlining the
system and discussing its more important special features.
References are given to papers which consider particular
aspects of the system in detail.