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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

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: Building Natural Language Generation Systems
Written By: Ehud Reiter
Robert Dale
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language Processing

This book explains how to build Natural Language Generation (NLG) systems -
computer software systems which use techniques from artificial intelligence
and computational linguistics to automatically generate understandable
texts in English or other human languages, either in isolation or as part
of multimedia documents, Web pages, and speech output systems. Typically
starting from some non-linguistic representation of information as input,
NLG systems use knowledge about language and the application domain to
automatically produce documents, reports, explanations, help messages, and
other kinds of texts. The book covers the algorithms and representations
needed to perform the core tasks of document planning, microplanning, and
surface realization, using a case study to show how these components fit
together. It also discusses engineering issues such as system architecture,
requirements analysis, and the integration of text generation into
multimedia and speech output systems.

"Consistent and well-developed...a valuable guide..." General Linguistics

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 052102451X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 270
Prices: U.S. $ 37.99
U.K. £ 21.99