Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


Evolutionary Syntax

By Ljiljana Progovac

This book "outlines novel and testable hypotheses, contains extensive examples from many different languages" and is "presented in accessible language, with more technical discussion in footnotes."

New from Cambridge University Press!


The Making of Vernacular Singapore English

By Zhiming Bao

This book "proposes a new theory of contact-induced grammatical restructuring" and "offers a new analytical approach to New English from a formal or structural perspective."

Book Information

Sun Image

Title: Computing Meaning
Edited By: Harry C Bunt
Reinhard Anton Muskens
Series Title: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy

This book provides an in-depth view of the current issues, problems and
approaches in the computation of meaning as expressed in language. Aimed at
linguists, computer scientists, and logicians with an interest in the
computation of meaning, this book focuses on two main topics in recent
research in computational semantics. The first topic is the definition and
use of underspecified semantic representations, i.e. formal structures that
represent part of the meaning of a linguistic object while leaving other
parts unspecified. The second topic discussed is semantic annotation.
Annotated corpora have become an indispensable resource both for linguists
and for developers of language and speech technology, especially when used
in combination with machine learning methods. The annotation in corpora has
only marginally addressed semantic information, however, since semantic
annotation methodologies are still in their infancy. This book discusses
the development and application of such methodologies.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1402059566
ISBN-13: 9781402059568
Pages: 482
Prices: U.K. £ 107.50