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dc.contributor.authorShankaranarayanan, S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:35:05Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:35:05Z
dc.date.issued1994-01-04en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04292009-115636en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42360
dc.description.abstractSpecifications on digital hardware systems typically contain descriptions and requirements expressed in natural language and diagrams of various types. The objective of the research reported here is the automatic detection of common references ("coreferences") to objects in natural language specification statements in order to permit automatic integration of requirements. This thesis describes a prototype system for detecting coreferences. First, the natural language statements are translated into conceptual graphs (semantic nets). Then, these graphs are scanned by a rule-based system to determine whether each concept that is encountered is the definition of a new concept or a reference to a previously defined concept. Tests performed on the system developed indicate a high percentage rate of correct classifications.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1994.S526.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectcomputer input-output equipmenten_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1994.S526en_US
dc.titleDetection of Coreferences in Automatic Specifications Analysisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCyre, Walling R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberArmstrong, James R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGray, Festus Gailen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04292009-115636/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-04-29en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-04-29
dc.date.adate2009-04-29en_US


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