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LINGUIST List 16.3625

Tue Dec 20 2005

Books: Computational Linguistics: Wilks (Ed), Masterman

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Language, Cohesion and Form: Wilks (Ed), Masterman


Message 1: Language, Cohesion and Form: Wilks (Ed), Masterman
Date: 15-Dec-2005
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Language, Cohesion and Form: Wilks (Ed), Masterman


Title: Language, Cohesion and Form
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language Processing
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521454896

Author: Margaret Masterman
Editor: Yorick Wilks
Hardback: ISBN: 0521454891 Pages: 316 Price: U.K. £ 55.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0521454891 Pages: 316 Price: U.S. $ 95.00
Abstract:

Margaret Masterman was a pioneer in the field of computational linguistics.
Working in the earliest days of language processing by computer, she
believed that meaning, not grammar, was the key to understanding languages,
and that machines could determine the meaning of sentences. She was able,
even on simple machines, to undertake sophisticated experiments in machine
translation, and carried out important work on the use of semantic codings
and thesauri to determine the meaning structure of texts. This volume
brings together Masterman's groundbreaking papers for the first time.
Through his insightful commentaries, Yorick Wilks argues that Masterman
came close to developing a computational theory of language meaning based
on the ideas of Wittgenstein, and shows the importance of her work in the
philosophy of science and the nature of iconic languages. Of key interest
in computational linguistics and artificial intelligence, it will remind
scholars of Masterman's significant contribution to the field.

Introduction
Part I. Basic Forms for Language Structure:
1. Words
2. Fans and heads
3. Classification, concept-formation and language
Part II. The Thesaurus as a Tool for Machine Translation:
4. The potentialities of a mechanical thesaurus
5. What is a thesaurus?
Part III. Experiments in Machine Translation
6. 'Agricola in curvo terram dimovit aratro'
7. Mechanical pidgin translation
8. Translation
Part IV. Phrasings, Breath Groups and Text Processing:
9. Commentary on the guberina hypothesis
10. Semantic algorithms
Part V. Metaphor, Analogy and the Philosophy of Science:
11. Braithwaite and Kuhn: analogy-clusters within and without
hypothetico-deductive systems in science
Bibliography of the scientific works of Margaret Masterman
Other references


Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            History of Linguistics
                            Philosophy of Language

Written In: English (eng )

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