The Handbook of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing

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Alexander Clark, Chris Fox, Shalom Lappin
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 24, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 800 pages
This comprehensive reference work provides an overview of the concepts, methodologies, and applications in computational linguistics and natural language processing (NLP).
  • Features contributions by the top researchers in the field, reflecting the work that is driving the discipline forward
  • Includes an introduction to the major theoretical issues in these fields, as well as the central engineering applications that the work has produced
  • Presents the major developments in an accessible way, explaining the close connection between scientific understanding of the computational properties of natural language and the creation of effective language technologies
  • Serves as an invaluable state-of-the-art reference source for computational linguists and software engineers developing NLP applications in industrial research and development labs of software companies

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Statistical Parsing with
OtherWork 8 Conclusion
Segmentation and Morphology
CorpusBased andMachine Learning Methods 6 Concluding Remarks
Computational Models of Dialogue 1 Introduction
The Challenges of Dialogue
Approaches to Dialogue System Design
Interaction and Meaning

Implementing ComputationalMorphologies
Computational Semantics
Language Model
Decision Trees
Evaluation of NLP Systems
Artificial Neural Networks
Linguistic Annotation
Fundamental Concepts
Evaluation Paradigms in Common Evaluation Settings
Evaluation ofWordSense Disambiguation 5 Case Study Evaluation of Question Answering Systems
Domains of Application
Speech Recognition 1 Introduction
State of the
Acoustic Modeling
The AMI System
Research Issues
Current Topics
Statistical Parsing 1 Introduction
Generative Parsing Models
Discriminative Parsing Models
TransitionBased Approaches
Computational Psycholinguistics 1 Introduction
ComputationalModels of Human Language Processing
Symbolic Models
Probabilistic Models
Connectionist Models of Sentence Processing
HybridModels 7 Concluding Remarks
Historical Background 3 Name Extraction 4 Entity Extraction 5 Relation Extraction 6 Event Extraction
Concluding Remarks
Machine Translation 1 Introduction
PhraseBased Statistical
Other Approaches to
MT Applications
Machine Translation at
Concluding Remarks and Future Directions
Further Reading
Making Choices about Language
SumTime and SkillSum
NLG Choices and Tasks
NLG Evaluation
Some NLG Research Topics
NLG Resources
Basic Notions and Terminology
Discourse Structure 3 Discourse Coherence
Maximum Entropy Models
MemoryBased Learning
Author Index

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About the author (2013)

Alexander Clark is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the co-author, with Shalom Lappin, of Linguistic Nativism and the Poverty of the Stimulus (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).

Chris Fox is a Reader in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex. He has also taught at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and King's College London. He is co-author, with Shalom Lappin, of Foundations of Intensional Semantics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005).

Shalom Lappin is Professor of Computational Linguistics at King's College London. He is editor of the Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory (1996); co-author, with Chris Fox, of Foundations of Intensional Semantics (2005); and, with Alexander Clark, co-author of Linguistic Nativism and the Poverty of the Stimulus (2010), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.

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