Current Issues in Computational Linguistics: In Honour of Don Walker / Edition 1

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With this volume in honour of Don Walker, Linguistica Computazionale con­ tinues the series of special issues dedicated to outstanding personalities who have made a significant contribution to the progress of our discipline and maintained a special collaborative relationship with our Institute in Pisa. I take the liberty of quoting in this preface some of the initiatives Pisa and Don Walker have jointly promoted and developed during our collaboration, because I think that they might serve to illustrate some outstanding features of Don's personality, in particular his capacity for identifying areas of potential convergence among the different scientific communities within our field and establishing concrete forms of coop­ eration. These initiatives also testify to his continuous and untiring work, dedi­ cated to putting people into contact and opening up communication between them, collecting and disseminating information, knowledge and resources, and creating shareable basic infrastructures needed for progress in our field. Our collaboration began within the Linguistics in Documentation group of the FID and continued in the framework of the !CCL (International Committee for Computational Linguistics). In 1982 this collaboration was strengthened when, at CO LING in Prague, I was invited by Don to join him in the organization of a series of workshops with participants of the various communities interested in the study, development, and use of computational lexica.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792329985
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 6/30/1994
  • Series: Linguistica Computazionale Series
  • Edition description: 1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 598
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Donald Walker: A Remembrance
Natural Language Processing: A Historical Review 3
On Getting a Computer to Listen 17
Utterance and Objective: Issues in Natural Language Communication 21
On the Proper Place of Semantics in Machine Translation 41
Developing a Natural Language Interface to Complex Data 59
User-Needs Analysis and Design Methodology for an Automated Document Generator 109
Machine-Readable Dictionaries and Computational Linguistics Research 119
Research Toward the Development of a Lexical Knowledge Base for Natural Language Processing 155
Discovering Relationships among Word Senses 177
Machine Readable Dictionary as a Source of Grammatical Information 191
The IIT Lexical Database: Dream and Reality 201
Visions of the Digital Library: Views on Using Computational Linguistics and Semantic Nets in Information Retrieval 227
Anatomy of a Verb Entry: from Linguistic Theory to Lexicographic Practice 237
Issues for Lexicon Building 267
Outline of a Model for Lexical Databases 283
Construction-Based MT Lexicons 321
Dependency-Based Grammatical Information in the Lexicon 339
Semantics in the Brain's Lexicon - Some preliminary Remarks on its Epistemology 345
The Ecology of Language 359
Representativeness in Corpus Design 377
The Text Encoding Initiative 409
Discrimination Decisions for 100,000-Dimensional Spaces 429
Acquisition and Exploitation of Textual Resources for NLP 451
The Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities 467
Design Principles for Electronic Textual Resources: Investigating Users and Uses of Scholarly Information 479
Some Recent Trends In Natural Language Processing 491
Two Principles of Parse Preference 503
Varieties of Heuristics in Sentence Parsing 513
UD, yet another Unification Device 525
Evaluating English Sentences in a Logical Model 535
Recovering Implicit Information 553
Flexible Generation: Taking the User into Account 569
Stone Soup and the French Room 585
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