"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.
This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.
This book celebrates the work of Yorick Wilks in the form of a selection of
his papers which are intended to reflect the range and depth of his work.
The volume accompanies a Festschrift which celebrates his contribution to
the fields of Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence. The
papers include early work carried out at Cambridge University, descriptions
of groundbreaking work on Machine Translation and Preference Semantics as
well as more recent works on belief modeling and computational semantics.
The selected papers reflect Yorick’s contribution to both practical and
theoretical aspects of automatic language processing.
The papers include descriptions of groundbreaking work on Machine
Translation and Preference Semantics
The selected papers reflect Yorick Wilks'contribution to both practical and
theoretical aspects of automatic language processing
Yorick Wilks is a central figure in the fields of Natural Language
Processing and Artificial Intelligence. His influence extends to many areas
and includes contributions to Machines Translation, word sense
disambiguation, dialogue modeling and Information Extraction.