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LINGUIST List 22.1009

Tue Mar 01 2011

Books: Computational Ling/Semantics: van Eijck, Unger (Eds)

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        1.     Joyce Reid , Computational Semantics with Functional Programming: van Eijck, Unger (Eds)

Message 1: Computational Semantics with Functional Programming: van Eijck, Unger (Eds)
Date: 25-Feb-2011
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Computational Semantics with Functional Programming: van Eijck, Unger (Eds)
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Title: Computational Semantics with Functional Programming
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Jan van Eijck
Author: Christina Unger

Hardback: ISBN: 9780521760300 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521760300 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 60.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521757607 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 23.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521757607 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 40.00


Abstract:

Computational semantics is the art and science of computing meaning in natural
language. The meaning of a sentence is derived from the meanings of the
individual words in it, and this process can be made so precise that it can be
implemented on a computer. Designed for students of linguistics, computer
science, logic and philosophy, this comprehensive text shows how to compute
meaning using the functional programming language Haskell. It deals with both
denotational meaning (where meaning comes from knowing the conditions of
truth in situations), and operational meaning (where meaning is an
instruction for performing cognitive action). Including a discussion of recent
developments in logic, it will be invaluable to linguistics students wanting to
apply logic to their studies, logic students wishing to learn how their subject
can be applied to linguistics, and functional programmers interested in natural
language processing as a new application area.



Table of Contents

1. Formal study of natural language;
2. Lambda calculus, types and functional programming;
3. Functional programming with Haskell;
4. Formal syntax for fragments;
5. Formal semantics for fragments;
6. Model checking with predicate logic;
7. The composition of meaning in natural language;
8. Extension and intension;
9. Parsing;
10. Handling relations and scoping;
11. Continuation passing style semantics;
12. Discourse representation and context;
13. Communication as informative action.


Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Semantics


Written In: English (eng)

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