An Introduction to Language Processing with Perl and Prolog: An Outline of Theories, Implementation, and Application with Special Consideration of English, French, and German / Edition 1

An Introduction to Language Processing with Perl and Prolog: An Outline of Theories, Implementation, and Application with Special Consideration of English, French, and German / Edition 1

by Pierre M. Nugues
     
 

The areas of natural language processing and computational linguistics have continued to grow in recent years, driven by the demand to automatically process text and spoken data. With the processing power and techniques now available, research is scaling up from lab prototypes to real-world, proven applications.

This book teaches the principles of natural

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Overview

The areas of natural language processing and computational linguistics have continued to grow in recent years, driven by the demand to automatically process text and spoken data. With the processing power and techniques now available, research is scaling up from lab prototypes to real-world, proven applications.

This book teaches the principles of natural language processing, first covering linguistics issues such as encoding, entropy, and annotation schemes; defining words, tokens and parts of speech; and morphology. It then details the language-processing functions involved, including part-of-speech tagging using rules and shastic techniques; using Prolog to write phase-structure grammars; parsing techniques and syntactic formalisms; semantics, predicate logic and lexical semantics; and analysis of discourse, and applications in dialog systems. The key feature of the book is the author's hands-on approach throughout, with extensive exercises, sample code in Prolog and Perl, and a detailed introduction to Prolog. The reader is supported with a companion website that contains teaching slides, programs, and additional material.

The book is suitable for researchers and students of natural language processing and computational linguistics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540250319
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
Cognitive Technologies Series
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
534
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1An overview of language processing1
2Corpus processing tools23
3Encoding, entropy, and annotation schemes59
4Counting words87
5Words, parts of speech, and morphology113
6Part-of-speech tagging using rules147
7Part-of-speech tagging using stochastic techniques163
8Phrase-structure grammars in Prolog185
9Partial parsing213
10Syntactic formalisms243
11Parsing techniques277
12Semantics and predicate logic317
13Lexical semantics343
14Discourse377
15Dialogue411
AAn introduction to Prolog433

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