LINGUIST List 32.2067

Tue Jun 15 2021

Books: Finite-State Text Processing: Gorman, Sproat

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Date: 14-Jun-2021
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Subject: Finite-State Text Processing: Gorman, Sproat
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Title: Finite-State Text Processing
Series Title: Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies
Published: 2021
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

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Author: Kyle Gorman
Author: Richard Sproat
Paperback: ISBN: 9781636391137 Pages: 158 Price: ----

Weighted finite-state transducers (WFSTs) are commonly used by engineers and computational linguists for processing and generating speech and text. This book first provides a detailed introduction to this formalism. It then introduces Pynini, a Python library for compiling finite-state grammars and for combining, optimizing, applying, and searching finite-state transducers. This book illustrates this library's conventions and use with a series of case studies. These include the compilation and application of context-dependent rewrite rules, the construction of morphological analyzers and generators, and text generation and processing applications.

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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