Computer Systems Laboratory Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, May 9, 2001
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03

Repaying Chomsky
Using Compiler Technology for Natural Language Translation

Tom Pittman
Itty Bitty Computers
About the talk:
Some of the technical challenges in using a tree-traversing attibute grammar to generate a first-draft translation from a propositionalized language-neutral semantic representation of the source text are discussed [rev. 2001 April 9]

About the speaker:

1966 BA Math UCB;
1985 PhD InfoSci UCSC;
1976 Implemented Tiny Basic (6800/6502/1802/Z8);
1977-1999 IEEE MSC: first draft editor 754, chair 694/695...;
1985-1988 Assoc Prof CompSci, Kansas State U;
1988 Implemented CompileIt! (HyperTalk compiler)
1992 (w/J.Peters) _The Art of Compiler Design_ Prentice Hall
1995 Implemented PowerFPU (floating point emulator)

Contact information:

Tom Pittman
P.O.Box 7278
Spreckels, CA 93962