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Processing natural language text

Published 1966

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A brief nontechnical overview of two applications of the computer to natural language text--for publication of scientific findings and for content analysis by social and behavior scientists. A documentation system is outlined that starts at the author's typewriter and uses the computer as an editorial aide and as final typist; to help with tyesetting; a;nd to produce lists, files, etc. These applications are now feasible. To process language for content analysis, however, will require much further work in linguistics; present applications give promise of supporting that work. (Prepared for an NIH seminar on computational linguistics.)

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