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Title: Advances in Probabilistic and Other Parsing Technologies
Written By: Anton Nijholt
Edited By: Harry C Bunt
Series Title: Text, Speech and Language Technology Vol: 16
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Advances in Probabilistic and Other Parsing Technologies edited by Harry Bunt (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) & Anton Nijholt (University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands) TEXT, SPEECH AND LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY Volume 16 The book gives a state-of-the-art overview of current research and development in parsing technologies. In its chapters we see how probabilistic methods have entered the toolbox of computational linguistics in order to be applied in both parsing theory and parsing practice. The book is both a unique reference for researchers and an introduction to the field for interested graduate students. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-6616-6 October 2000, 288 pp. EUR 104.50 / USD 112.00 / GBP 71.00 --------------------- Tamara Welschot Publishing Editor Computational Linguistics & Logic Kluwer academic publishers P.O. Box 17 Spuiboulevard 50 3300 AA Dordrecht The Netherlands Tel.: + 31 (0)78 6392 241 Fax.: + 31 (0)78 6392 388 E-mail: Tamara.Welschot@wkap.nl

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Kluwer
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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ISBN: 0792366166
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Pages: 288
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