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Title: Grammars for Language and Genes
Subtitle: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations
Written By: David Chiang
Series Title: Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing

Grammars are gaining importance in natural language processing and
computational biology as a means of encoding theories and structuring
algorithms. But one serious obstacle to applications of grammars is that
formal language theory traditionally classifies grammars according to their
weak generative capacity (what sets of strings they generate) and tends to
ignore strong generative capacity (what sets of structural descriptions they
generate) even though the latter is more relevant to applications.

This book develops and demonstrates a framework for carrying out rigorous
comparisons of grammar formalisms in terms of their usefulness for
applications, focusing on three areas of application: statistical parsing,
natural language translation, and biological sequence analysis. These results
should pave the way for theoretical research to pursue results that are more
directed towards applications, and for practical research to explore the use of
advanced grammar formalisms more easily.

Content Level: Research

Keywords: biological sequence analysis - formal grammars - language
translation - statistical parsing - strong generative capacity

Related subjects: Artificial Intelligence - Bioinformatics - Theoretical
Computer Science

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3642204430
ISBN-13: 9783642204432
Pages: 120
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