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ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Volume 3 Issue 2, April 1985

Transportable natural language processing through simplicity—the PRE system
Samuel S. Epstein
Pages: 107-120
DOI: 10.1145/3914.3985
PRE (Purposefully Restricted English) is a restricted English database query language whose implementation has addressed engineering goals, namely, habitability, interapplication transportability, performance, and use with a reliable database...

Transporting the linguistic string project system from a medical to a Navy domain
Elaine Marsh, Carol Friedman
Pages: 121-140
DOI: 10.1145/3914.3984
The Linguistic String Project (LSP) natural language processing system has been developed as a domain-independent natural language processing system. Initially utilized for processing sets of medical messages and other texts in the medical...

Portability of syntax and semantics in DATALOG
Carole D. Hafner, Kurt Godden
Pages: 141-164
DOI: 10.1145/3914.3982
This paper presents a discussion of the techniques developed and problems encountered during the design, implementation, and experimental use of a portable natural language processor. Datalog (for “database dialogue") is an experimental...

Problems and some solutions in customization of natural language database front ends
Fred J. Damerau
Pages: 165-184
DOI: 10.1145/3914.3915
This paper is concerned with some of the issues arising in the development of a domain-independent English interface to IBM SQL-based program products. The TQA system falls into the class of multilayered natural language processing systems. As a...

ASK is transportable in half a dozen ways
Bozena H. Thompson, Frederick B. Thompson
Pages: 185-203
DOI: 10.1145/3914.3983
This paper is a discussion of the technical issues and solutions encountered in making the ASK System transportable. A natural language system can be “transportable” in a number of ways. Although transportability to a new domain is...

Transportability to other languages: the natural language processing project in the AI program at MCC
Jonathan Slocum, Carol F. Justus
Pages: 204-230
DOI: 10.1145/3914.3981
We discuss a recently launched, long-term project in natural language processing, the primary concern of which is that natural language applications be transportable among human languages. In particular, we seek to develop system tools and...