Introduction to Chinese Natural Language Processing
This book introduces Chinese language-processing issues and techniques to readers who already have a basic background in natural language processing (NLP). Since the major difference between Chinese and Western languages is at the word level, the book primarily focuses on Chinese morphological analysis and introduces the concept, structure, and interword semantics of Chinese words. The following topics are covered: a general introduction to Chinese NLP; Chinese characters, morphemes, and words and the characteristics of Chinese words that have to be considered in NLP applications; Chinese word segmentation; unknown word detection; word meaning and Chinese linguistic resources; interword semantics based on word collocation and NLP techniques for collocation extraction. Table of Contents: Introduction / Words in Chinese / Challenges in Chinese Morphological Processing / Chinese Word Segmentation / Unknown Word Identification / Word Meaning / Chinese Collocations / Automatic Chinese Collocation Extraction / Appendix / References / Author Biographies
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abbreviations adjectives adverbs algorithm ambiguity antonyms Big5 bigram candidate chapter Chinese characters Chinese collocation extraction Chinese text Chinese word segmentation chunking CILIN co-occurrence co-occurrence distribution co-occurrence frequency co-words collocated words Computational Linguistics concepts context corpus dependency dictionary dictionary-based disyllabic compounds encoding English EXAMPLES MEANINGS given name grammatical hanzi headword Holonym Hong Kong HowNet hypernym hyponym identified Language Processing large number lexical lexicon location name MEANINGS oF CoMPoNENTS MEANINGS oF MoRPHEMES meronym monosyllabic morphological processing mutual information n-gram collocation name identification named entity recognition natural language natural language processing noun occur organization name parsing Peking University person names place names POS tagging probability reduplication relation sememes sentence similar Smadja standard statistical structure substitution suffix syllables synonym substitution synonyms synsets syntactic tion transliterated true collocations types of collocations Unicode unknown word verb word combinations word sequence WordNet Zhou 香港