We present a general treatment of the comparative that is based on more basic linguistic elements so that the underlying system can be effectively utilized: in the syntactic analysis phase, the comparative is treated the same as similar structures; in the syntactic regularization phase, the comparative is transformed into a standard form so that subsequent proceasing is basically unaffected by it. The scope of quantifiers under the comparative is also integrated into the system in a general way. ...
This volume covers the technologies that are applied to the treatment and
purification of water. Those who are generally familiar with this field will
immediately embrace the subject as a treatise on solid-liquid separations. However,
the subject is much broader, in that the technologies discussed are not just restricted
to pollution control hardware that rely only upon physical methods of treating and
The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade came into force on 1
January 1948. This booklet contains the complete text of the General
Agreement together with all amendments which have become effective
since its entry into force. The text is identical to that published, since 1969,
as Volume IV in the series Basic Instruments and Selected Documents. A
guide to the legal sources of the provisions of the Agreement is provided
in an appendix.
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With an overall incidence of more than 800 cases per 1 million persons per year,
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ago, the mortality rate of a 50% body surface area burn in a young adult was
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mortality. Ten years ago, an 80 to 90% body surface area burn yielded 10%
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knowledge about how to prevent or treat cancer is still
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the use of a discrete, well-defined chemical entity for the
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During the past twenty-five years I have been engaged in the practical work of ministering to the needs of the
insane. This work has resulted in a gradual development of that form of treatment which has been designated
as "The Hospital Idea". In other words, the asylum has given place to the hospital in the protection and
restoration of mental invalids. The fact is now generally recognized that the insane man is a sick man, and
needs for his comfort and cure the application of such means as are ordinarily used for the benefit of the sick
in a modern general hospital. Acting under this...
Unification of disjunctive feature descriptions is important for efficient unification-based parsing. This paper presents constraint projection, a new method for unification of disjunctive feature structures represented by logical constraints. Constraint projection is a generalization of constraint unification, and is more efficient because constraint projection has a mechanism for abandoning information irrelevant to a goal specified by a list of variables. These works are based on graph unification rather than on term unification.
We discuss the techniques we have developed and implemented for the cross-categorial treatment of comparatives in TELl, a natural language questionanswering system that's transportable among both application domains and types of backend retrieval systems.
The interpretation of coercion constructions (to begin a book) has been recently considered as resulting from the operation of type changing. For instance, a phrase of type o (object) is coerced to a phrase of type e (event) under the influence of the predicate. We show that this procedure encounters empirical difficulties. Focussing on the begin/commencer case, we show that the coercion interpretation results both from general semantic processes and properties of the predicate, and we argue that it is best represented at the lexical level. ...
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and a general knowledge of the techniques used for air pollution control.