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Title: Language Resources and Evaluation
Publisher: Springer
 
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URL: http://www.springer.com/10579
Description: Language Resources and Evaluation is the first publication devoted to the acquisition, creation, annotation, management, and use of language resources, together with methods for their evaluation. Language resources include language data and descriptions used to assist and augment language processing applications, such as written or spoken corpora and lexica, multimodal resources, grammars, terminology or domain specific databases and dictionaries, ontologies, multimedia databases, etc., as well as tools for their acquisition, preparation, annotation, management, customization, and use. Evaluation of language resources involves assessment the state-of-the-art for a given technology, comparison of approaches, validation of results, benchmarking, and assessment of system usability and user satisfaction.
ISSN: 1574-020X (print version)
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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