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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: The Linguistic Basis of Text Generation
Written By: Laurence Danlos

This study presents an original and penetrating analysis of the complex
problems surrounding the automatic generation of natural language text.
Laurence Danlos provides a valuable critical review of research in this
important and increasingly active field and goes on to describe a
theoretical model that is thoroughly grounded in linguistic principles. The
model emphasises the semantic, syntactic and lexical constraints that must
be dealt with when establishing a relationship between meaning and form and
it is consideration of such linguistic constraints that determines Danlos’
generation algorithm. The book concludes with a description of a generation
system based on this algorithm which produces texts in several domains and
also a system for the synthesis of spoken messages from semantic
representation. The book is a significant addition to the literature on
text generation and will be of particular interest to all computational
linguists and AI researchers who have wrestled with the problem of
vocabulary selection.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521108492
Prices: U.K. £ 17.99
U.S. $ 32.99