An ATN grammar for Turkish
Syntactic parsing i.s an iinporta.nt step in a.ny natural language processing system. Augmented Transition Networks (A'l'Ns) are procedural mechanisms which have been one of the earliest and most common paradigms for parsing natural language. ATNs have the generative power of a Turing machine and were first popularized by Woods in 1970. This thesis presents our efforts in developing an ATN grammar for a subset of Turkish including simple and complex sentences. There are five networks in our grammar: the sentence (S) network, which includes the sentence structures that falls in our scope, the noun phrase (NP) network, the adverbial phrase (ADVP) network and finally the clause (CLAUSE) and gerund (GERUND) networks for handling complex sentences. We present results from parsing a large number of Turkish sentences.