Preliminaries about Some Possible Applications of P Systems in Linguistics

  • Gemma Bel Enguix
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2597)


Membrane computing [PĂun, 2000] is a new and fruitful paradigm of natural computing. The present paper is devoted to some preliminary ideas about how membrane computing can be applied to linguistics. To this end, first some concepts are defined which introduce what we call linguistic P systems. Then, three examples of quite simple applications to pragmatics, phonetic evolution, and dialogue are discussed.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Calude and Păun, 2001.
    Calude, C. and Păun, Gh. (2001), Computing with Cells and Atoms, London, Taylor and Francis.Google Scholar
  2. Katz, 1977.
    Katz, J.J. (1977), Propositional Structure and Illocutionary Force, New York, Crowell.Google Scholar
  3. Katz and Fodor, 1963.
    Katz, J.J. and Fodor, J.A. (1963), The structure of a semantic theory, Language, 39: 170–210.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Levinson, 1983.
    Levinson, S. (1983), Pragmatics, London, Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  5. Morris, 1938.
    Morris, C.W. (1938), Foundations of the Theory of Signs, in Neurath, O., Carnap, R., and Morris, C. (eds.), Internation Encyclopaedia of Unified Science, Chichago, University of Chicago Press: 77–138.Google Scholar
  6. Moulin, Rousseau, and Lapalme, 1994.
    Moulin, B., Rousseau, D., and Lapalme, G. (1994), A multi-agent approach for modelling conversations, in AI’94, Natural Language Processing. Proceedings of the Fourtheenth International Avignon Conference, Paris, vol. 3, 35–50.Google Scholar
  7. Păun, 1999.
    Păun, Gh. (1999), Computing with membranes: An introduction, Bulletin of the EATCS, 67: 139–152.MATHGoogle Scholar
  8. Păun, 2000.
    Păun, Gh. (2000), Computing with membranes, J. of Computer and System Sciences, 61: 108–143.MATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Tagliavini, 1973.
    Tagliavini, C. (1973), Orígenes de las lenguas latinas, Mexico, Fondo de cultura económica.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gemma Bel Enguix
    • 1
  1. 1.Rovira i Virgili UniversityTarragona

Personalised recommendations