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Books: Computational Linguistics: Kornai
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Message 1: Mathematical Linguistics: Kornai

Date: 27Nov2007
From: Catherine Brett <catherine.brettspringer.com>
Subject: Mathematical Linguistics: Kornai
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Title: Mathematical Linguistics
Series Title: Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing
Published: 2007
Publisher: Springer
http://www.springer.com
Book URL: http://springer.com/9781846289859
Author: Andras Kornai
Hardback: ISBN: 9781846289859 Pages: 304 Price: U.S. $ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781846289859 Pages: 304 Price: U.K. Â£ 49.50
Hardback: ISBN: 9781846289859 Pages: 304 Price: Europe EURO 76.95
Abstract:
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 twosemester introductory course in linguistics. This comprehensive, readerfriendly volume offers readers a highlevel 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 matteroffact way, making due impression on, but without clobbering, the reader. This is a book that invites READING THROUGHâ€¦". 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 language sciences." 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 nonstandard but very attractive approach to mathematical linguistics. It is very refreshing." Professor Aravind K. Joshi, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Linguistic Field(s):
Computational Linguistics
Written In: English (eng )
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