LINGUIST List 12.622

Tue Mar 6 2001

Books: Computational Linguistics

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  1. Jud Wolfskill, Comp Ling: Empirical Methods for Exploiting Parallel Texts by Melamed

Message 1: Comp Ling: Empirical Methods for Exploiting Parallel Texts by Melamed

Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 14:10:42 -0500
From: Jud Wolfskill <wolfskilMIT.EDU>
Subject: Comp Ling: Empirical Methods for Exploiting Parallel Texts by Melamed

For more information please visit

Empirical Methods for Exploiting Parallel Texts

I. Dan Melamed

Parallel texts (bitexts) are a goldmine of linguistic knowledge,
because the translation of a text into another language can be viewed
as a detailed annotation of what that text means. Knowledge about
translational equivalence, which can be gleaned from bitexts, is of
central importance for applications such as manual and machine
translation, cross-language information retrieval, and corpus
linguistics. The availability of bitexts has increased dramatically
since the advent of the Web, making their study an exciting new area
of research in natural language processing. This book lays out the
theory and the practical techniques for discovering and applying
translational equivalence at the lexical level. It is a
start-to-finish guide to designing and evaluating many translingual

I. Dan Melamed is a research scientist in the Computer Science Research
Department of West Group, Minnesota.

6 x 9, 198pp., 75 illus., cloth ISBN 0-262-13380-6

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