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Books: Computational Linguistics: Farghaly (Ed)

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Message 1: Handbook for Language Engineers: Farghaly (Ed)

Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 16:01:36 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: Handbook for Language Engineers: Farghaly (Ed)


Title: Handbook for Language Engineers
Series Title: CSLI Lecture Notes # 164 

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher:	CSLI Publications 

Editor: Ali Farghaly, SYSTRAN Software Corporation 

Paperback: ISBN: 1575863960, Pages: 453, Comment: Contact University
	 of Chicago Press for price information.


There is an overwhelming amount of language data on the internet that
needs to be searched and researched for practical purposes. In
addition to the internet, the ease of global voice communication has
also increased this data set. Thus, the role of linguistics in the
design of intelligent search systems for information has become
increasingly important. The need for these search systems for
categorizing and summarizing texts, extracting relevant information,
and recognizing and understanding spoken language has drawn many
businesses to their development. The demand for linguists to help
businesses deal with practical and real-life problems in the
processing of electronic and voice communications and other texts has
increased dramatically in the past few years.

This book is a practical guide for those linguists hoping to enter
this burgeoning field of language processing. The contributors to
this volume are a distinguished group of computational linguists from
academia, research centers, and businesses. On a practical level, the
book shows how linguists can solve practical problems and improve
real-world business efficiency. Although a background in computing is
not assumed, an interest in how computers and linguistics relate is.
In addition to linguists entering the field, this book should be of
interest to businesses hoping to implement linguistic-based solutions
in their operations. Topics covered range from speech recognition to
knowledge representation, from domain analysis to grammar writing.
Contributors include Jan W. Amtrup, Naomi S. Baron, Miriam Butt,
Chris Callison-Burch, Ali Farghaly, Bruce Hedin, Tracy Holloway King,
Karine Megerdoomian, Natalya F. Noy, Miles Osborne, and Matthew Stone.

To order this book, contact The University of Chicago Press. Call
their toll free order number 1-800-621-2736 (U.S. & Canada only) or
order online at (use the search feature
to locate the book, then order).

Lingfield(s):	Computational Linguistics
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG) 

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