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Automatic Validation of Scripts

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039371D
Original Publication Date: 1987-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Metwaly, MF [+details]

Abstract

There exists a need in automatic (and manual) script generation systems to check that words in a natural language are correctly written in accordance with the syntax of the script of that language, and this need varies in degree from one language to another. (Image Omitted) It has been found that a common or language-independent approach can be taken to satisfy the above need, providing that a given script can be formalized in equations. In essence, the general approach can be expressed through the following method steps: 1. Formally define the grammar (syntax) of the script in question. 2. Convert the syntax to a finite-state machine. 3. Build a script-parser based on 2. 4. Provide an error-handling process.