Foundations of Computational Linguistics: Human-Computer Communication in Natural Language / Edition 2

Foundations of Computational Linguistics: Human-Computer Communication in Natural Language / Edition 2

by Roland Hausser, R. Hausser
     
 

The central task of a future-oriented computational linguistics is the development of cognitive machines which humans can freely talk with in their respective natural language. In the long run, this task will ensure the development of a functional theory of language, an objective method of verification,and a wide range of practical applications.
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The central task of a future-oriented computational linguistics is the development of cognitive machines which humans can freely talk with in their respective natural language. In the long run, this task will ensure the development of a functional theory of language, an objective method of verification,and a wide range of practical applications.
Natural communication requires not only verbal processing, but also non-verbal perception and action. Therefore the content of this textbook is organized as a theory of language for the construction of talking robots. The main topic is the mechanism of natural language communication in both the speaker and the hearer. The book contains more than 700 exercises for reviewing key ideas and important problems.
In the 2nd edition, Chapters 22-24 have been completely rewritten. They present a declarative outline for programming the semantic and pragmatic interpretation of natural language communication.

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ISBN-13:
9783540424178
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
2nd rev. and ext. ed.
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
8.01(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.14(d)

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Table of Contents

Computational Analysis of Natural Language.- Smart vs. Solid Solutions.- Cognitive Foundations of Semantics.- Language Communication.- Using Language Signs on Suitable Contexts.- Structure and Functioning of Signs.- Formal Grammar.- Language Hierarchies and Complexity.- Basic Notions of Parsing.- Left-Associative Grammar (LAG).- Hierarchy of LA Grammar.- LA and PS Hierarchies in Comparison.- Words and Morphemes.- Word Form Recognition in LA Morph.- Corpus Analysis.-Basic Concepts of Syntax.- LA Syntax for English.- LA Syntax for German.- Three Kinds of Semantics.- Truth, Meaning, and Ontology.- Absolute and Contingent Propositions.- Database Semantics.- Functional Flow of a Talking Robot.- Conclusion.- Bibliography.- Name Index.

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