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Journal Title: Computational Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   38/2
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, 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 2 - June 2012: Table of Contents

Articles:

Modality and Negation: An Introduction to the Special Issue
Roser Morante, Caroline Sporleder

Are You Sure That This Happened? Assessing the Factuality Degree of Events in Text
Roser Saurí, James Pustejovsky

Did It Happen? The Pragmatic Complexity of Veridicality Assessment
Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Christopher D. Manning, Christopher Potts

Cross-Genre and Cross-Domain Detection of Semantic Uncertainty
György Szarvas, Veronika Vincze, Richárd Farkas, György Móra, Iryna Gurevych

Speculation and Negation: Rules, Rankers, and the Role of Syntax
Erik Velldal, Lilja Øvrelid, Jonathon Read, Stephan Oepen

Modality and Negation in SIMT Use of Modality and Negation in
Semantically-Informed Syntactic MT
Kathryn Baker, Michael Bloodgood, Bonnie J. Dorr, Chris Callison-Burch,
Nathaniel W. Filardo, Christine Piatko, Lori Levin, Scott Miller

Book Reviews:

Bitext Alignment Jörg Tiedemann (Uppsala University) Morgan & Claypool
Michel Simard

Unification Grammars Nissim Francez* and Shuly Wintner‡ (
Tracy Holloway King

The Structure of Scientific Articles: Applications to Citation Indexing and
Summarization Simone Teufel
Robert E. Mercer

Computational Semantics with Functional Programming Jan van Eijck* and Christina
Unger‡
Robin Cooper

Interactive Multi-Modal Question-Answering Antal van den Bosch* and Gosse Bouma‡
(editors)
Constantin Orăsan

Linguistic Structure Prediction Noah A. Smith Carnegie Mellon University Morgan
& Claypool
Chris Quirk
Publisher: MIT Press
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Urdu
 
LL Issue: 23.3006