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LINGUIST List 16.2479

Thu Aug 25 2005

Books: Comp Ling/Semantics: Blackburn, Bos

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        1.    Dikran Karagueuzian, Representation and Inference for Natural Language: Blackburn, Bos


Message 1: Representation and Inference for Natural Language: Blackburn, Bos
Date: 24-Aug-2005
From: Dikran Karagueuzian <pubscsli.stanford.edu>
Subject: Representation and Inference for Natural Language: Blackburn, Bos


Title: Representation and Inference for Natural Language
Subtitle: A First Course in Computational Semantics
Series Title: CSLI Studies in Computational Linguistics
Published: 2005
Publisher: CSLI Publications
                http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/

Author: Patrick Blackburn, Saarland University
Author: Johan Bos
Hardback: ISBN: 1575864959 Pages: 376 Price: U.S. $ 70.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1575864967 Pages: 376 Price: U.S. $ 30.00
Abstract:

Here is the first textbook wholly devoted to computational semantics,
appropriate for graduate and advanced undergraduate studies.

A central question addressed here is how to represent meaning in ways
usable by computers. Furthermore, can computers distinguish coherent from
incoherent utterances, recognize new information in a sentence, or even
draw inferences from a natural language passage?

Computer scientists, linguists, logicians, and indeed anyone curious about
the role of meaning in human languages, will appreciate where questions
such as the above lead this book. After the underlying theoretical issues
are thoroughly introduced, complete implementations are presented of
various fundamental techniques for computing semantic representations for
fragments of natural language and for performing inference with the
results. The reader who masters these techniques will be in a good position
to appreciate, and critically assess, ongoing developments in computational
semantics.

For ordering information, contact The University of Chicago Press. Call
their toll free order number 1-800-621-2736 (U.S. & Canada only) or order
online at http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ (use the search feature to locate
the book, then order).

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng )

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