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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."


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Title: Semantic Processing for Finite Domains
Written By: Martha Stone Palmer
Description:

A primary problem in the area of natural language processing has been that
of semantic analysis. This book aims to look at the semantics of natural
languages in context. It presents an approach to the computational
processing of English text that combines current theories of knowledge
representation and reasoning in Artificial Intelligence with the latest
linguistic views of lexical semantics. This results in distinct advantages
for relating the semantic analysis of a sentence to its context. A key
feature is the clear separation of the lexical entries that represent the
domain-specific linguistic information from the semantic interpreter that
performs the analysis. The criteria for defining the lexical entries are
firmly grounded in current linguistic theories, facilitating integration
with existing parsers. This approach has been implemented and tested in
Prolog on a domain for physics word problems and full details of the
algorithms and code are presented. Semantic Processing for Finite Domains
will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in computational linguistics,
and to industrial groups specializing in natural language processing.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 052102403X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 209
Prices: U.S. $ 32.99
U.K. £ 18.99