Memory-Based Language Processing

Memory-Based Language Processing

by Walter Daelemans, Antal van den Bosch
     
 

This book discusses the theory and practice of memory-based language processing, showing its comparative strengths over alternative methods of language modelling. Language is complex, with few generalizations, many sub-regularities and exceptions, and the advantage of memory-based language processing is that it does not abstract away from this valuable low-frequency… See more details below

Overview

This book discusses the theory and practice of memory-based language processing, showing its comparative strengths over alternative methods of language modelling. Language is complex, with few generalizations, many sub-regularities and exceptions, and the advantage of memory-based language processing is that it does not abstract away from this valuable low-frequency information. By applying the model to a range of benchmark problems, the authors show that for linguistic areas ranging from phonology to semantics, it produces excellent results. They also describe TiMBL, a software package for memory-based language processing. The first comprehensive overview of the approach, this book will be invaluable for computational linguists, psycholinguists, and language engineers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521808903
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2005
Series:
Studies in Natural Language Processing Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1Memory-based learning in natural language processing3
2Inspirations from linguistics and artificial intelligence15
3Memory and similarity26
4Application to morpho-phonology57
5Application to shallow parsing85
6Abstraction and generalization104
7Extensions148

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