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Title: Handbook for Language Engineers
Edited By: Ali Farghaly
Series Title: CSLI Lecture Notes # 164
Description:

There is an overwhelming amount of language data on the internet that needs to be searched and researched for practical purposes. In addition to the internet, the ease of global voice communication has also increased this data set. Thus, the role of linguistics in the design of intelligent search systems for information has become increasingly important. The need for these search systems for categorizing and summarizing texts, extracting relevant information, and recognizing and understanding spoken language has drawn many businesses to their development. The demand for linguists to help businesses deal with practical and real-life problems in the processing of electronic and voice communications and other texts has increased dramatically in the past few years.

This book is a practical guide for those linguists hoping to enter this burgeoning field of language processing. The contributors to this volume are a distinguished group of computational linguists from academia, research centers, and businesses. On a practical level, the book shows how linguists can solve practical problems and improve real-world business efficiency. Although a background in computing is not assumed, an interest in how computers and linguistics relate is. In addition to linguists entering the field, this book should be of interest to businesses hoping to implement linguistic-based solutions in their operations. Topics covered range from speech recognition to knowledge representation, from domain analysis to grammar writing.

Contributors include Jan W. Amtrup, Naomi S. Baron, Miriam Butt, Chris Callison-Burch, Ali Farghaly, Bruce Hedin, Tracy Holloway King, Karine Megerdoomian, Natalya F. Noy, Miles Osborne, and Matthew Stone.


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Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
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ISBN: 1575863952
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Pages: 453

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1575863960
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 453