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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Methods for Mining and Summarizing Text Conversations
Written By: Giuseppe Carenni
Gabriel Murray
Raymond Ng​‌
Edited By: M. Tamer Özsu
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2200/S00363ED1V01Y201105DTM017
Description:

Due to the Internet Revolution, human conversational data -- in written forms --
are accumulating at a phenomenal rate. At the same time, improvements in
speech technology enable many spoken conversations to be transcribed.
Individuals and organizations engage in email exchanges, face-to-face
meetings, blogging, texting and other social media activities. The advances in
natural language processing provide ample opportunities for these

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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ISBN-13: 9781608453917
Pages: 130
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Pages: 130
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