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Title: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing III
Subtitle: Selected papers from RANLP 2003
Edited By: Nicolas Nicolov
Kalina Bontcheva
Galia Angelova
Ruslan Mitkov
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT%20260
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 260
Description:

This volume brings together revised versions of a selection of papers presented at the 2003 International Conference on "Recent Advances in
Natural Language Processing".

A wide range of topics is covered in the volume: semantics, dialog, summarization, anaphora resolution, shallow parsing, morphology, part-of-speech tagging, named entity, question answering, word sense disambiguation, information extraction. Various 'state-of-the-art' techniques are explored: finite state processing, machine learning (support vector machines, maximum entropy, decision trees, memory-based learning, inductive logic programming, transformation-based learning, perceptions), latent semantic analysis, constraint programming. The papers address different languages (Arabic, English, German, Slavic languages) and use different linguistic frameworks (HPSG, LFG, constraint-based DCG).

This book will be of interest to those who work in computational linguistics, corpus linguistics, human language technology, translation studies, cognitive science, psycholinguistics, artificial intelligence, and informatics.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Translation
Cognitive Science
Natural Language Processing
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
English
German
Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup
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ISBN: 1588116182
ISBN-13: 9781588116185
Pages: xii, 402 pp.
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Pages: xii, 402 pp.
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