LINGUIST List 13.2472

Sat Sep 28 2002

Qs: Textbook Recommendation, Machine Learning

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  1. Danijela Trenkic, Communication and Culture Textbooks
  2. Charles Lin, Unsupervised machine learning (pinyin->characters)

Message 1: Communication and Culture Textbooks

Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 13:22:04 +0100
From: Danijela Trenkic <>
Subject: Communication and Culture Textbooks

Dear Colleagues

could anyone recommend a good textbook for teaching a course in
Communication and Culture at the undergraduate level?


Danijela Trenkic

Dr Danijela Trenkic
Lecturer in English Language and Applied Linguistics		
School of Languages and Area Studies, 
Park Building, King Henry I Street,
Portsmouth PO1 2DZ, United Kingdom.

Telephone: 023 9284 6060 (school)
Fax: +44 023 92 846040
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Message 2: Unsupervised machine learning (pinyin->characters)

Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 13:58:08 +0000
From: Charles Lin <>
Subject: Unsupervised machine learning (pinyin->characters)

I was wondering if there has ever been any work done in unsupervised
machine learning for converting chinese pinyin to chinese characters?
Perhaps taking a large corpus of a text in its pinyin form and
comparing it to the same text in its character form and having the
program learn to select the correct chinese character from the pinyin
input in this manner?

Subject-Language: Chinese, Mandarin; Code: CHN 
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