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Title: The People`s Web Meets NLP
Subtitle: Collaboratively Constructed Language Resources
Edited By: Iryna Gurevych
Jungi Kim
URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/linguistics/book/978-3-642-35084-9
Series Title: Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing
Description:

Collaboratively Constructed Language Resources (CCLRs) such as Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Linked Open Data, and various resources developed using crowdsourcing techniques such as Games with a Purpose and Mechanical Turk have substantially contributed to the research in natural language processing (NLP). Various NLP tasks utilize such resources to substitute for or supplement conventional lexical semantic resources and linguistically annotated corpora. These resources also provide an extensive body of texts from which valuable knowledge is mined. There are an increasing number of community efforts to link and maintain multiple linguistic resources. This book offers comprehensive coverage of CCLR-related topics, including their construction, utilization in NLP tasks, and interlinkage and management. Various Bachelor/Master/Ph.D. programs in natural language processing, computational linguistics, and knowledge discovery can use this book both as either main textbook or supplementary reading. The book also provides a valuable reference guide for researchers and professionals for the above topics.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783642350856
Pages: 380
Prices: Europe EURO 89.99
 
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ISBN-13: 9783642350849
Pages: 380
Prices: Europe EURO 129.95