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Journal Title: Natural Language Engineering
Volume/Issue:   11/4
Date: 2005
Table of Contents: Implementing clarification dialogues in open domain question answering
by Marco De Boni, Suresh Manandhar
pp 343-361

A decision-theoretic framework for the evaluation of language models used in speech recognizers
by J. R. Deller, K. H. Desai, Y. P. Yang
pp 363-396

Segmenting documents by stylistic character
by Neil Graham, Graeme Hirst, Bhaskara Marthi
pp 397-415

Paraphrasing spoken Chinese using a paraphrase corpus
by Jie Zhang, Kazuhide Yamamoto
pp 417-434

Ruslan Mitkov, Anaphora Resolution. Longman. 2002. ISBN 0-582-32505-6. Price £49.99 (hardback). xiii + 220 pages
by Judita Preiss
pp 439-440

Manny Rayner, David Carter, Pierrette Bouillon, Vassilis Digalakis and Mats Wiren, editors. The Spoken Language Translator.
by Miles Osborne
pp 440-442

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
 
LL Issue: 16.3554