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Journal Title: Natural Language Engineering
Volume/Issue:   15/2
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: Ordering the suggestions of a spellchecker without using context
by Roger Mitton
pp 173-192

On the subjectivity of human-authored summaries
by Balakrishna Kolluru, Yoshihiko Gotoh
pp 193-213

A Semantic Scattering model for the automatic interpretation of English genitives
by Adriana Badulescu, Dan Moldovan
pp 215-239

Adapting SVM for data sparseness and imbalance: a case study in information extraction
by Yaoyong Li, Kalina Bontcheva, Hamish Cunningham
pp 241-271

A tractable hybrid DDN–POMDP approach to affective dialogue modeling for probabilistic frame-based dialogue systems
by Trung H. Bui, Mannes Poel, Anton Nijholt, Job Zwiers
pp 273-307

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
English
 
LL Issue: 20.933