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LINGUIST List 20.2525

Thu Jul 16 2009

Books: Computational Ling/Psycholing: Daelemans, van den Bosch

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Memory-Based Language Processing: Daelemans, van den Bosch

Message 1: Memory-Based Language Processing: Daelemans, van den Bosch
Date: 14-Jul-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Memory-Based Language Processing: Daelemans, van den Bosch
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Title: Memory-Based Language Processing
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Walter Daelemans
Author: Antal van den Bosch
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521114455 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521114455 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 43.00
Abstract:

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.

Memory-based language processing - a machine learning and problem solving
method for language technology - is based on the idea that the direct reuse
of examples using analogical reasoning is more suited for solving language
processing problems than the application of rules extracted from those
examples. This book discusses the theory and practice of memory-based
language processing, showing its comparative strengths over alternative
methods of language modelling. Language is complex, with few
generalizations, many sub-regularities and exceptions, and the advantage of
memory-based language processing is that it does not abstract away from
this valuable low-frequency information. By applying the model to a range
of benchmark problems, the authors show that for linguistic areas ranging
from phonology to semantics, it produces excellent results. They also
describe TiMBL, a software package for memory-based language processing.
The first comprehensive overview of the approach, this book will be
invaluable for computational linguists, psycholinguists and language
engineers.

1. Memory-based learning in natural language processing;
2. Inspirations from linguistics and artificial intelligence;
3. Memory and similarity;
4. Application to morpho-phonology;
5. Application to shallow parsing;
6. Abstraction and generalization;
7. Extensions.


Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Psycholinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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