Sally Yeates Sedelow

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This paper surveys the use of the computer m the humanities and fine arts, and indicates the relevance of available hardware and software for those applications areas The first section covers (a) pattern recogmtion and analysis in art, architecture, music, and literature (with an emphams upon the latter), and (b) pattern constructmn, or synthesis, in art,(More)
In an era when knowledge, if not king, is certainly an equal partner with the methodologies directed toward such eminently desirable goals as computer-based commonsense reasoning and understandingqn-general, large-scale resources such as Roget's ~ self-evidently am necessary to advanced knowledge-based computational systems. In contrast to such efforts as(More)
The title for this paper is taken from Winograd's excellent book on syntax (1983). Its definition of language includes a category, Background, which, appropriately so for Winograd's purposes, often incorporates a taken-for-granted dictionary. Since we have long maintained (Sedelow and Sedelow 1969) that some lexicon or combination of lexicons will be a(More)
To date, computer-based literary text processing bears much greater similarity to techniques used for information retrieval and, to some degree, for question-answering, than it does to techniques used in, for example, machine translation of 'classical' artificial intelligence. A literary text is treated not as 'output' in a process to be emulated nor as a(More)
The use of the computer in the language-oriented humanities for exhaustive listing of detail (as in indices and concordances) is widespread and accepted as desirable. The implications of the computer for a “science” of the humanities—a science entailing gathering data for the construction and testing of models—are neither widely(More)
Referential linkage in extended language strings (multiple-sentence, paragraph, etc.) is of great interest to computer scientists, linguists, and literary scholars concerned with the analysis of discourse. In all three disciplines, semantic relationships are central to approaches to inter-sentential, inter-paragraph, and inter-supraparagraph linkings. This(More)
The complement to decomposition in scientific research is composition. Inhuman language computing, composition is achieved by way of semantic association and the generation of strings of entities. That generation of strings takes place progressively: e.g., strings of symbols (words), strings of strings (sentences), strings of strings of strings(More)