By Sari Pietikäinen, FinlandAlexandra Jaffe, Long BeachHelen Kelly-Holmes, and Nikolas Coupland
Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."
Data-Oriented Parsing (DOP) is one of the leading paradigms in Statistical Natural Language Processing. In this volume, a collection of computational linguists offers a state-of-the-art overview of DOP suitable for students and researchers in natural language processing and speech recognition as well as computational linguistics.
This handbook begins with the theoretical background of DOP and introduces the various algorithms used in DOP as well as in other probabilistic grammar models. After surveying extensions to the basic DOP model, this volume concludes with a close study of some applications that use DOP as a backbone.
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