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Title: Bio-Inspired Models for Natural and Formal Languages
Edited By: Gemma Bel-Enguix
Maria Dolores Jiménez López
Description:

This volume is a collection of papers written by several researchers that
have in common the use of bio-inspired models to approach formal and
natural languages. The main goal of the volume is to promote
interdisciplinarity among linguistics, biology and computation. The area of
convergence between these three disciplines is giving rise to the emergence
of new scientific paradigms that will have an epistemological, social and
cultural impact.

The book is organized around three thematic areas. Every area relates two
of the three main topics: language, computation and biology.

This volume could stand out from existing publications because of its
interdisciplinary nature. There has been a long tradition of interchanging
methods among the aforementioned three disciplines, but it is difficult to
find a single volume where this interchange of methods is shown. This
volume includes chapters that clearly illustrate these interdisciplinary
approaches and their benefits.

This book will be of value to specialists that working on linguistics,
biology or computation have interest in using methods from other
disciplines that can provide new ideas, new tools and new formalisms to
approach their problems, and that can help in the improvement of their
theories and models.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781443827256
Pages: 360
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