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Title: Inheritance, Defaults and the Lexicon
Edited By: Ted Briscoe
Ann Copestake
Valeria C. V. de Paiva
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language Processing
Description:

The lexicon is now a major focus of research in computational linguistics
and natural language processing (NLP), as more linguistic theories
concentrate on the lexicon and as the acquisition of an adequate vocabulary
has become the chief bottleneck in developing practical NLP systems. This
collection describes techniques of lexical representation within a
unification-based framework and their linguistic application, concentrating
on the highly topical issue of structuring the lexicon using inheritance
and defaults. Topics covered include typed feature structures, default
unification, lexical rules, multiple inheritance and non-monotonic
reasoning. The contributions describe both theoretical results and
implemented languages and systems, including DATR, the Stuttgart TFS and
ISSCO's ELU. This book arose out of a workshop on default inheritance in
the lexicon organized as a part of the Esprit ACQUILEX project on
computational lexicography. Besides the contributed papers mentioned above,
it contains a detailed description of the ACQUILEX lexical knowledge base
(LKB) system and its use in the representation of lexicons extracted
semi-automatically from machine-readable dictionaries.

'A very valuable description of the current work in this field ... should
be available in all centres of artificial intelligence.'
--Artificial Intelligence Review

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521430275
ISBN-13: 9780521430272
Pages: 306
Prices: U.S. $ 120.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521028051
ISBN-13: 9780521028059
Pages: 306
Prices: U.S. $ 48.00
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