Using Computers in Linguistics: A Practical Guide

Using Computers in Linguistics: A Practical Guide

by Helen Aristar Dry
     
 

Computing has had a dramatic impact on the discipline of linguistics and is shaping the way we conceptualize both linguistics and language.
Using Computers in Linguistics provides a non-technical introduction to recent developments in linguistic computing and offers specific guidance to the linguist or language professional who wishes to take advantage

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Overview

Computing has had a dramatic impact on the discipline of linguistics and is shaping the way we conceptualize both linguistics and language.
Using Computers in Linguistics provides a non-technical introduction to recent developments in linguistic computing and offers specific guidance to the linguist or language professional who wishes to take advantage of them.
Divided into eight chapters, each of the expert contributors focus on a different aspect of the interaction of computing and linguistics looking either at computational resources: the Internet, software for fieldwork and teaching linguistics, Unix utilities, or at computational developments: the availability of electronic texts, new methodologies in natural language processing, the development of the CELLAR computing environment for linguistic analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415167932
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/26/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of contributors
Introduction1
1The nature of linguistic data and the requirements of a computing environment for linguistic research10
2The Internet: an introduction26
3Education62
4Textual databases101
5The Unix language family138
6Software for doing field linguistics170
7Language understanding and the emerging alignment of linguistics and natural language processing197
8Theoretical and computational linguistics: toward a mutual understanding231
Glossary256
Bibliography272
Index283

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