Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

ALANA -- Augmentable LANguage Analyzer

Charles A. Cox

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-86-283
January 1986

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1986/CSD-86-283.pdf

This report introduces a reimplementation of the ideas for phrasal analysis originally implemented in PHRAN[WA80] as part of the original Unix Consultant project (UC[WAC84]). The new implementation, ALANA, presents a general algorithm using chart parsing techniques for phrasal analysis.

Also presented in this report is a discussion of KODIAK, the new form of representation from UC Berkeley into which ALANA analyzes. We include a description of how language is represented in ALANA and how it ties in with the KODIAK representation model.

Finally, we look at how ALANA fits into the new UC, a new implementation of UC using ALANA, KODIAK, and the latest ideas from the UC Berkeley BAIR (Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research) project on understanding and planning.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Cox:CSD-86-283,
    Author = {Cox, Charles A.},
    Title = {ALANA -- Augmentable LANguage Analyzer},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1986},
    Month = {Jan},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1986/5391.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-86-283},
    Abstract = {This report introduces a reimplementation of the ideas for phrasal analysis originally implemented in PHRAN[WA80] as part of the original Unix Consultant project (UC[WAC84]). The new implementation, ALANA, presents a general algorithm using chart parsing techniques for phrasal analysis.  <p>  Also presented in this report is a discussion of KODIAK, the new form of representation from UC Berkeley into which ALANA analyzes. We include a description of how language is represented in ALANA and how it ties in with the KODIAK representation model.  <p>  Finally, we look at how ALANA fits into the new UC, a new implementation of UC using ALANA, KODIAK, and the latest ideas from the UC Berkeley BAIR (Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research) project on understanding and planning.}
}

EndNote citation:

%0 Report
%A Cox, Charles A.
%T ALANA -- Augmentable LANguage Analyzer
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1986
%@ UCB/CSD-86-283
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1986/5391.html
%F Cox:CSD-86-283