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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Survey of the State of the Art in Human Language Technology
Edited By: Ronald Cole

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.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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