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Title: Genres on the Web
Subtitle: Computational Models and Empirical Studies
Edited By: Alexander Mehler
Serge Sharoff
Marina Santini
URL: http://www.springer.com/computer/ai/book/978-90-481-9177-2
Series Title: Text, Speech and Language Technology
Description:

The volume “Genres on the Web” has been designed for a wide audience,
from the expert to the novice. It is a required book for scholars, researchers
and students who want to become acquainted with the latest theoretical,
empirical and computational advances in the expanding field of web genre
research. The study of web genre is an overarching and interdisciplinary
novel area of research that spans from corpus linguistics, computational
linguistics, NLP, and text-technology, to web mining, webometrics, social
network analysis and information studies. This book gives readers a thorough
grounding in the latest research on web genres and emerging document
types.

The book covers a wide range of web-genre focussed subjects, such as:
*The identification of the sources of web genres * Automatic web genre
identification * The presentation of structure-oriented models * Empirical
case studies. One of the driving forces behind genre research is the idea of a
genre-sensitive information system, which incorporates genre cues
complementing the current keyword-based search and retrieval applications.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9048191777
ISBN-13: 9789048191772
Pages: 376
Prices: Europe EURO 139.95