Fings wot I wrote
I have published three types of things: technical, non-technical, and music.
There have been a number of essays and papers, most of which are no longer available as they are very out of date. And there have been two books – both of them on computational linguistics – which are still available, and several chapters in one more.
1977 “PROTRAN – A generalized translation tool for natural and algorithmic languages”, in Overcoming the Language Barrier, Verlag Dokumentation, Munich. Proceedings of the third European Congress on Information Systems and Networks, EEC. ISBN 3-7940-5184-X. (Some information at publications.europa.eu.)
1979 “PROTRAN – An Introductory Description of a General Translator”, in Practice in Software Adaption and Maintenance, Proceedings of the SAM workshop, Berlin, April 1979. North-Holland Publishing, 1980, ISBN 0-444-86449-5. (Overall critique at onlinelibrary.wiley with more information from researchgate.net).
1982 “Translation by computer of open-ended responses” in Proceedings of the 35th annual ESOMAR congress, Vienna, 1982. European Society for Opinion and Market Research, Amsterdam, 1982. ISBN 92-831-0082-4
1987 Computer Translation of Natural Language (with W. Goshawke and J. D. Wigg). Sigma Press, Wilmslow. ISBN 1-85058-056-1 (Availability indicated at gettextbooks.)
1989 Progress in Machine Translation – Natural Language and Personal Computers. Sigma Press, Wilmslow. ISBN 1-85058-156-8 (Availability indicated at gettextbooks.)
2000 C Unleashed (with Richard Heathfield, Gus Miklos et al.), MacMillan Publishing, USA. ISBN 0-672-31896-2. Three chapters on Arbitrary Precision Arithmetic, Compiling Arithmetic Expressions and Natural Language Processing. (Widely available)
Still being written: Interstellar Travel – Per Ardua Ad Astra. A book of technical science fact, not science fiction, about how we could realistically achieve interstellar travel – that is, human travel between the stars, and not just within the solar system.
Still being written: A series of technical papers on light speed uncertainty, and the structure of the photon, with some analysis of the physical consequences of the analytic modifications being suggested, together with indications of some experimental verification (or falsification) that could be attempted. For a more detailed description see my pages on Heretical Science.
2007 Emerald Pie, Agrintha Books, Exeter, ISBN 978-0-9553399-1-2. A comic novel for children, originally written in 1981. Available from Lulu.
2007 The Carpenter’s Carpet, Agrintha Books, Exeter, ISBN 978-0-95533-993-6. A set of short teaching stories for children, drawn from the old traditions and religions of the world. Available from Lulu.
2009 Unremembered Future, Agrintha Books, Exeter, ISBN 978-0-9553399-4-3. A surrealist novel about language and science and how thoughts and dreams interweave. Available from Lulu.