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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: Statistical Machine Translation
Written By: Philipp Koehn

The dream of automatic language translation is now closer thanks to recent
advances in the techniques that underpin statistical machine translation.
This class-tested textbook from an active researcher in the field, provides
a clear and careful introduction to the latest methods and explains how to
build machine translation systems for any two languages. It introduces the
subject's building blocks from linguistics and probability, then covers the
major models for machine translation: word-based, phrase-based, and
tree-based, as well as machine translation evaluation, language modeling,
discriminative training and advanced methods to integrate linguistic
annotation. The book also reports the latest research, presents the major
outstanding challenges, and enables novices as well as experienced
researchers to make novel contributions to this exciting area. Ideal for
students at undergraduate and graduate level, or for anyone interested in
the latest developments in machine translation.

- The first introductory guide to this burgeoning field - takes readers
step by
step through theory and methods
- Class tested by the author at universities and conference tutorials
- Accompanying website provides additional exercises and links to further

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9780511687594
Prices: U.S. $ 48.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780521874151
Pages: 446
Prices: U.K. £ 40.00