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Title: Memory-Based Language Processing
Written By: Walter Daelemans
Antal P van den Bosch

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.

Memory-based language processing - a machine learning and problem solving
method for language technology - is based on the idea that the direct reuse
of examples using analogical reasoning is more suited for solving language
processing problems than the application of rules extracted from those
examples. This book discusses the theory and practice of memory-based
language processing, showing its comparative strengths over alternative
methods of language modelling. Language is complex, with few
generalizations, many sub-regularities and exceptions, and the advantage of
memory-based language processing is that it does not abstract away from
this valuable low-frequency information. By applying the model to a range
of benchmark problems, the authors show that for linguistic areas ranging
from phonology to semantics, it produces excellent results. They also
describe TiMBL, a software package for memory-based language processing.
The first comprehensive overview of the approach, this book will be
invaluable for computational linguists, psycholinguists and language

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521114454
ISBN-13: 9780521114455
Prices: U.K. £ 22.99
U.S. $ 43.00