LINGUIST List 9.938

Wed Jun 24 1998

Books: Computational Linguistics

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  1. Vivien Eng, Computational Linguistics
  2. Jud Wolfskill, WordNet

Message 1: Computational Linguistics

Date: 22 Jun 98 09:52:12 -0400
From: Vivien Eng <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics


Survey of the State of the Art in Human Language Technology; ISBN:
0-521-59277-1; Hardback, 6 X 9, 533 pp.; Ronald Cole, ed. (Instituto
di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR); Pub. Date: 5/30/97;
PUBLISHER:Cambridge University Press $49.95; 

	Languages, in all their forms, are the more efficient and
natural means for people to communicate. Enormous quantities of
information are produced, distributed and consumed using
languages. Human language technology's main purpose is to allow the
use of automatic systems and tools to assist humans in producing and
accessing information, to improve communication between humans, and to
assist humans in communicating with machines. This book, sponsored by
the Directorate General XIII of the European Union and the Information
Science and Engineering Directorate of the National Science
Foundation, USA, offers the first comprehensive overview of the human
language technology field.; Contents: 1; Spoken Language Input; 2;
Written Language Input; 3; Language Analysis and Understanding; 4;
Language Generation; 5; Spoken Output Technologies; 6; Discourse and
Dialogue; 7; Document Processing; 8; Multilinguality; 9;
Multimodality; 10; Transmission and Storage; 11; Mathematical Met!
hods; 12; Language Resources; 13; Evaluation; 

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Message 2: WordNet

Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 17:15:43 -0400
From: Jud Wolfskill <wolfskilMIT.EDU>
Subject: WordNet

The following is a book which readers of this list might find of
interest. For more information please visit


An Electronic Lexical Database

edited by Christiane Fellbaum

with a preface by George Miller

WordNet, an electronic lexical database, is considered to be the most
important resource available to researchers in computational
linguistics, text analysis, and many related areas. Its design is
inspired by current psycholinguistic and computational theories of
human lexical memory. English nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs are
organized into synonym sets, each representing one underlying lexical
concept. Different relations link the synonym sets.

The purpose of this volume is twofold. First, it discusses the design
of the current version of WordNet and the theoretical motivations
behind it. Second, it provides a survey of representative applications,
including word sense identification, information retrieval, selectional
preferences of verbs, and lexical chains.

Christiane Fellbaum is a Research Scientist in the Department of
Psychology at Princeton University and an Associate Professor at Rider


Reem Al-Hamlimi, Robert C. Berwick, J. F. M. Burg, Martin Chodorow,
Christiane Fellbaum, Joachim Grabowski, Kenneth Haase, Sanda Harabagiu,
Marti A. Hearst, Graeme Hirst, Douglas A. Jones, Rick Kazman, Karen T.
Kohl, Shari Landes, Claudia Leacock, George A. Miller, Katherine J.
Miller, Dan Moldovan, Naoyuki Nomura, Uta Priss, Philip Resnik, David
St-Onge, Randee Tengi, Reind P. van de Riet, Ellen Voorhees.

Language, Speech, and Communication series

A Bradford Book

June7 x 9, 500 pp.,87 illus.

ISBN 0-262-06197-X


Jud Wolfskill 
Associate Publicist Phone: (617)253-2079
MIT Press Fax: (617) 253-1709
Five Cambridge Center E-mail: 
Cambridge, MA 02142-1493 

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