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Journal Title: Computational Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   38/4
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Computational Linguistics is Open Access!

Computational Linguistics is the longest-running publication devoted exclusively to the design and analysis of natural language processing systems. From this highly-regarded quarterly, university and industry linguists, computational linguists, artificial intelligence investigators,
cognitive scientists, speech specialists, and philosophers get information about computational aspects of research on language, linguistics, and the psychology of language processing and performance.


Volume 38, Issue 4 - December 2012

ACL Lifetime Achievement Award

Encounters with Language
Charles J. Fillmore

Articles

Finite-State Chart Constraints for Reduced Complexity Context-Free Parsing Pipelines
Brian Roark, Kristy Hollingshead, Nathan Bodenstab

Semantic Role Labeling of Implicit Arguments for Nominal Predicates
Matthew Gerber, Joyce Y. Chai

Language Models for Machine Translation: Original vs. Translated Texts
Gennadi Lembersky, Noam Ordan, Shuly Wintner

Empirical Methods for the Study of Denotation in Nominalizations in Spanish
Aina Peris, Mariona Taulé, Horacio Rodríguez

LFG Generation by Grammar Specialization
Jürgen Wedekind, Ronald M. Kaplan


Book Reviews

Discourse Processing Manfred Stede University of Potsdam Morgan & Claypool (Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies, edited by Graeme Hirst, volume 15), 2011
Bonnie Webber

discourse.cpp O.S. le Si (edited by Aurélie Herbelot) University of Cambridge Berlin: Peer Press, 2011
Lori Emerson

Reviewers for Volume 38
Publisher: MIT Press
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Spanish
 
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