Recognition of Syntactic Structure by Computer


A computer program has been designed to simulate the process by which humans recognize the syntactic structure of sentences.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.


  1. 1

    Chomsky, N., Syntactic Structures (Mouton, The Hague, 1957).

  2. 2

    Kuno, S., and Oettinger, A. G., in Information Processing 1962 (North–Holland Publ., Amsterdam, 1963).

  3. 3

    Zwicky, A. M., Friedman, J., Hall, B. C., and Walker, D. E., in AFIPS Conference Proceedings: Fall Joint Computer Conference (1965).

  4. 4

    Sager, N., in Advances in Computers, 8 (Academic Press, Inc., New York, 1967).

  5. 5

    Thorne, J. P., Bratley, P., and Dewar, H., in Machine Intelligence 3 (Edinburg University Press, in the press).

  6. 6

    Kleene, S. C., in Automata Studies (Princeton, 1956).

Download references

Author information



Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

BRATLEY, P., DEWAR, H. & THORNE, J. Recognition of Syntactic Structure by Computer. Nature 216, 969–973 (1967).

Download citation

Further reading


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.