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Automatic Syntax Analysis of Meroitic Funeral Inscriptions

  • F. Hintze
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)

Abstract

This paper discusses some problems of automatic sentence analysis (parsing), applied to the Meroitic language, as well as the development of an appropriate algorithm and its programming in BASIC and LOGO. The usefulness of this approach for linguistic work is examined.

Keywords

Structure Formula Reduction Rule Word Stem List Operation Descriptive Sentence 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Hintze
    • 1
  1. 1.Humboldt UniversityBerlinGermany

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