Transparent Grammars

  • Kit Fine
Conference paper
Part of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications book series (MSRI, volume 21)


‘Cat’ is a word which occurs in ‘cattle’, but it does not occur as a word; ‘1 + 2’ is a term which occurs in ‘1 + 2.3’, but it does not occur as a term. All such occurrences of expressions might be said to be accidental, since they are accidents of how the syntax of the language happens to be realized.


Operator Block Principal Production Successor Type Null String Accidental Occurrence 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kit Fine
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyU.C.L.A.USA

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