Gorn address

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A Gorn address (Gorn, 1967) is a method of identifying and addressing any interior node within a tree data structure from a phrase structure rule description or parse tree.

The Gorn address is a string made up of a series of one or more integers separated by dots, e.g., 0 or 0.0.1. The -th child of the -th node has an address .

It is named after American computer scientist Saul Gorn.


  • Gorn, S. (1967). Explicit definitions and linguistic dominoes. Systems and Computer Science, Eds. J. Hart & S. Takasu. 77-115. University of Toronto Press, Toronto Canada.