LINGUIST List 11.1748

Mon Aug 14 2000

Books: Computational Ling, Psycholinguistics

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  • Joyce Reid, Computational Lingu: Building Natural Language Generation Systems
  • Joyce Reid, Computational Ling/Psycholing: Architectures & Mechanisms for NLP

    Message 1: Computational Lingu: Building Natural Language Generation Systems

    Date: 11 Aug 00 11:47:28 +0800
    From: Joyce Reid <>
    Subject: Computational Lingu: Building Natural Language Generation Systems

    Building Natural Language Generation Systems Ehud Reiter, University of Aberdeen Robert Dale, Macquarie University, Sydney

    This book explains how to build Natural Language Generation (NLG) systems--computer software systems that automatically generate understandable texts in English or other human languages. NLG systems use knowledge about language and the application domain to automatically produce documents, reports, explanations, help messages, and other kinds of texts. The book covers the algorithms and representations needed to perform the core tasks of document planning, microplanning, and surface realization, using a case study to show how these components fit together. It is essential reading for researchersinterested in NLP, AI, and HCI; and for developers interested in advanced document-creation technology.

    Table of Contents:

    1; Introduction; 2; NLG in Practice; 3; Architecture; 4; Document Planning; 5; Microplanning; 6; Surface Realisation; 7; Beyond Text Generation; A; NLG Systems Mentioned in this Book

    Studies in Natural Language Processing

    2000/270 pp./128 line diagrams 0-521-62036-8/Hb/List: $59.95 Disc.: $47.96


    Message 2: Computational Ling/Psycholing: Architectures & Mechanisms for NLP

    Date: 11 Aug 00 12:38:20 +0800
    From: Joyce Reid <>
    Subject: Computational Ling/Psycholing: Architectures & Mechanisms for NLP

    Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing

    Editors Matthew W. Crocker, University of Edinburgh Martin Pickering, University of Glasgow Charles Clifton, Jr., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    The architectures and mechanisms underlying language processing form one important part of the general structure of cognition. This book, written by leading experts in the field, brings together linguistic, psychological, and computational perspectives on some of the fundamental issues. Several general introductory chapters offer overviews on important psycholinguistic research frameworks and highlight both shared assumptions and controversial issues.Subsequent chapters explore syntactic and lexical mechanisms, the interaction of syntax and semantics in language understanding, and the implications for cognitive architecture.


    Martin Pickering, Charles Clifton, Jr., Matthew W. Crocker, Richard Lewis, Michael K. Tanenhaus, Michael J. Spivey-Knowlton, Joy E. Hanna, Gerry T. M. Altmann, Steffan Corley, Paola Merlo, Suzanne Stevenson, James Henderson, Colin Brown, Peter Hagoort, Matthew J. Traxler, Barbara Hemforth, Lars Konieczny, Christoph Scheepers, Marica De Vincenzi, Lyn Frazier, Linda M. Moxey, Anthony J. Sanford, Amit Almor

    Table of Contents:

    1. Architectures and Mechanisms in Sentence Comprehension Martin Pickering, Charles Clifton, Jr. and Matthew W. Crocker; I. FRAMEWORKS; 2. Evaluating Models of Human Sentence Processing Charles Clifton, Jr; 3. Specifying Architectures for Language Processing: Process, Control, and Memory in Parsing and Interpretation Richard Lewis; 4. Modeling Thematic and Discourse Context Effects with a Multiple Constraints Approach: Implications for the Architecture of the Language Comprehension System Michael K. Tanenhaus, Michael J. Spivey-Knowlton, and Joy E. Hanna; 5. Late Closure in Context: Some Consequences for Parsimony Gerry T. M. Altmann; II SYNTACTIC AND LEXICAL MECHANISMS; 6. The Modular Statistical Hypothesis: Exploring Lexical Ambiguity Steffan Corley and Matthew W. Crocker; 7. Lexical Syntax and Parsing Architecture Paola Merlo and Suzanne Stevenson; 8. Constituency, Context, and Connectionism in Syntactic Parsing James Henderson; III. SYNTAX AND SEMANTICS; 9. On the Electrophysiology of Language Comprehension: Implications for the Human Language System Colin Brown and Peter Hagoort; 10. Parsing and Incremental Understanding During Reading Martin J. Pickering and Matthew J. Traxler; 11. Syntactic Attachment and Anaphor Resolution: The Two Sides of Relative Clause Attachment Barbara Hemforth, Lars Konieczny and Christoph Scheepers; 12. Cross-linguistic Psycholinguistics Marica De Vincenzi; IV. INTERPRETATION; 13. On Interpretation: Minimal 'Lowering' Lyn Frazier; 14. Focus Effects Associated with Negative Quantifiers Linda M. Moxey and Anthony J. Sanford; 15. Contraints and Mechanisms in Theories of Anaphor Processing Amit Almor

    1999/375 pp./60 line diagrams/13 tables 0-521-63121-1/Hb/List: $64.95 Disc.: $51.96