PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS IN A NATURAL LANGUAGE.

Hiroyuki Seki, Eiji Nabika, Takashi Matsumura, Yujii Sugiyama, Mamoru Fujii, Koji Torii, Tadao Kasami

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    Abstract

    An English-language 'fragment' L//N//S, which is used for writing program specifications, is defined using the algebraic language ASL/***. In order to define the semantics of L//N//S, the translation from each sentence in L//N//S into a formula in a formal system is defined. If a sentence s in L//N//S is translated into a formula t, then the semantics of s is defined to be the semantics of t in the system. The definition of 'nonlogical' words such as nouns and verbs are given as axioms. A processing system for natural-language specifications that is based on this method has been implemented. Since the number of nonlogical words is very large and their semantics depend on problem domains, it seems to be difficult to define the semantics of all the words from the beginning. The system not only translates specifications into formulas but also supports dictionary expansion. Several specifications have been analyzed using the system, and the nonlogical words have been defined and stored in the dictionary.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages754-763
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)0818608420
    Publication statusPublished - 1988

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
    ISSN (Print)0073-1129

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Computer Science

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