LINGUIST List 8.1016

Fri Jul 4 1997

Books: Text Ling

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Message 1: Text Ling

Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 12:53:46 -0400
From: Ranak Jasani <>
Subject: Text Ling


 edited by Steve Young, Engineering Dept., Cambridge University,
UK Gerrit Bloothooft, Research Institute, Utrecht University, The

 Corpus-based methods will be found at the heart of many language
and speech processing systems. This book provides an in-depth
introduction into these technologies through chapters describing basic
statistical modeling techniques for language and speech, the use of
hidden Markov models in continuous speech recognition, the development
of development systems, part-of speech tagging and partial parsing,
data-oriented parsing and n-gram language modeling. The book attempts
to give both a clear overview of the main technologies used in
language and speech processing, along with sufficient mathematics to
understand the underlying principles. Overall, the book will give
newcomers a solid introduction to the field and it will give existing
practitioners a concise review of the principle technologies used in
the state-of-the-art language and speech processing systems.

 Contents and Contributors: Introduction. 1. Corpus-Based
Statistical Methods in Speech and Language Processing;
H. Ney. 2. Hidden Markov Models in Speech and Language Processing;
K. Knill, S. Young. 3. Spoken Language Dialogue Systems; E. Giachin,
S. McGlashan. 4. Part-of-Speech Tagging and Partial Parsing;
S. Abney. 5. Data-Oriented Language Processing; R. Bod,
R. Scha. 6. Statistical Language Modeling Using Leaving-One-Out;
H. Ney, S. Martin, F. Wessel. Author Information. Bibliography.

 Text, Speech and Language Technology 2
 1997 234 pp. Hardbound ISBN 0-7923-4463-4 $75.00
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