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Mathematical Linguistics: Kornai
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From: Catherine Brett <catherine.brettspringer.com>
Subject: Mathematical Linguistics: Kornai
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Title: Mathematical Linguistics
Series Title: Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing
Book URL: http://springer.com/978-1-84628-985-9
Author: Andras Kornai
Hardback: ISBN: 9781846289859 Pages: 304 Price: U.S. $ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781846289859 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. £ 49.50
Hardback: ISBN: 9781846289859 Pages: 304 Price: Europe EURO 76.95
Mathematical Linguistics introduces the mathematical foundations of
linguistics to computer scientists, engineers, and mathematicians
interested in natural language processing. The book presents linguistics as
a cumulative body of knowledge from the ground up, with no prior knowledge
of linguistics being assumed, covering more than the average two-semester
introductory course in linguistics.
This comprehensive, reader-friendly volume offers readers a high-level
orientation, discussing the foundations of the field and presenting both
the classical work and the most recent results. It covers an extremely rich
array of topics including not only syntax and semantics but also phonology
and morphology, probabilistic approaches, complexity, learnability, and the
analysis of speech and handwriting.
As the first text of its kind, this innovative book will be a valuable tool
and reference for those in information science (information retrieval and
extraction, search engines) and in natural language technologies (speech
recognition, optical character recognition, HCI). Exercises suitable for
advanced readers are included as well as suggestions for further reading
and an extensive bibliography.
"I'm pleased and impressed. The book is very readable, often entertaining -
it tells what the issues are, what they are called, in what health they
are, where more meat can be found. Given the enormous amount of material
and concepts touched on, and the technical difficulties lying under the
surface almost everywhere, the book betrays scholarship in a matter-of-fact
way, making due impression on, but without clobbering, the reader. This is
a book that invites READING THROUGH…".
-Professor Tommaso Toffoli, Boston University, USA
"It is a remarkable achievement, essential reading for every linguist who
aspires to be well informed about applications of mathematics in the
-Professor Geoffrey Pullum, University of Edinburgh, UK
"I really liked this book. First, it is written very well and secondly, the
author has taken a rather non-standard but very attractive approach to
mathematical linguistics. It is very refreshing."
-Professor Aravind K. Joshi, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Written In: English (eng )
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