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Books: Computational Linguistics

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  1. Buerk, Anita, Foundations of Computational Linguistics, R. Hausser

Message 1: Foundations of Computational Linguistics, R. Hausser

Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 17:13:55 +0200
From: Buerk, Anita <>
Subject: Foundations of Computational Linguistics, R. Hausser


Hausser, R., Friedrich-Alexander-Universit�t Erlangen-N�rnberg,
Erlangen, Germany

Foundations of Computational Linguistics 
Man-Machine Communication in Natural Language

1999. XII, 534 pp. 
DM 89,- / US$ 54.-
Recommended List Price

Fields: Language Translation and Linguistics; Artificial Intelligence;
User Interfaces
Written for: Graduate students, lecturers, scientists, practitioners
in academia and industry

The central task of a future-oriented computational linguistics is the
development of cognitive machines which humans can freely talk with in
their respective natural language. In the long run, this task will
ensure the development of a functional theory of language, an
objective method of verification, and a wide range of practical
applications. Natural communication requires not only verbal
processing, but also non-verbal perception and action. Therefore, the
content of this textbook is organized as a theory of language for the
construction of talking robots. The main topic is the mechanics of
natural language communication in both,the hearer and the speaker. The
contents is divided into four parts: Theory of Language, Formal
Grammar, Morphology and Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics. The book
contains more than 700 exercises for reviewing key ideas and important

Keywords: computational linguistics, man-machine communication,
parsing,complexity, database semantics, word bank, leftassociative
grammar ( LAG ), time-linear navigation

Table of Contents: 
I. Theory of Language
	1)	Computational language analysis
	2)	Technology and grammar
	3)	Cognitive foundation of semantics
	4)	Language Communication
	5)	Using Language signs on suitable contexts
	6)	Structure and functioning of signs 

II. Theory of Grammar
	7)	Generative grammar
	8)	Language hierarchies and complexity
	9)	Basic notions of parsing 
	10)	Left-associative grammar (LAG)
	11)	Hierarchy of LA-grammar
	12)	LA-and PS-hierarchies in comparison

III. Morphology and Syntax
	13)	Words and morphemes
	14)	Word from recognition in LA-Morph
	15)	Corpus analysis
	16)	Basic concepts of syntax
	17)	LA-syntax for English
	18)	LA-syntax for German

IV. Semantics and Pragmatics
	19)	Three system types of semantics
	20)	Truth, meaning, and ontology
	21)	Absolute and contingent propositions
	22)	Database semantics
	23)	SLIM machine in the hearer mode
	24)	SLIM machine in the speaker mode

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July 2000 (see below)!!

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