Publication Date

1-1-1988

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Jeffrey, H. Joel

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Computer Science

Abstract

There are more interesting things to do for computer programmers than to develop new sorting techniques. This is the spirit behind this project. The main part of this project consists of a computer program written in Pascal. For the philosophy student, it takes text, breaks it down into propositions of a categorical syllogism, and analyzes the syllogism for logical validity. For people other than the logic student, a categorical syllogism is an argument made up of two premises and one conclusion. Therefore, what this program does, is take the text (as if out of a beginning logic text book) and performs three main steps: 1) Break the text down into the three propositions; 2) Break the three propositions down into computer data structures; 3) Analyze these data structures for logical validity

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Some pages missing.

Extent

80 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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