Using Computers in Linguistics: A Practical Guide

Using Computers in Linguistics: A Practical Guide

by Helen Aristar Dry
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415167930

ISBN-13: 9780415167932

Pub. Date: 06/26/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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

John Lawler and Helen Aristar Dry -- Introduction

0.1 Computing and Linguistics

0.2 Needs

0.3 Purpose and Provenance of the Book

0.4 Overview of the Chapters

0.5 Conclusion

1 Gary F. Simons -- The Nature of Linguistic Data and the

Requirements of a Computing Environment for Linguistic Research

1.1 The Multilingual Nature of Linguistic Data

1.2 The Sequential Nature of Linguistic Data

1.3 The Hierarchical Nature of Linguistic Data

1.4 The Multidimensional Nature of Linguistic Data

1.5 The Highly

Integrated Nature of Linguistic Data

1.6 The Separation of Information from Format

1.7 Toward a Computing Environment for Linguistic Research

2 Helen Aristar Dry and Anthony Rodrigues Aristar -- The Internet: An Introduction

2.1 Introduction

2.2 What is

the Internet?

2.3 Basic Internet Functions

2.4 Finding Information of the Internet

2.5 World Wide Web

2.6 Conclusion

Appendix

3 Education

3 Henry Rogers -- Education

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Software for Teaching Linguistics

3.3 Computer

Assisted Instruction

3.4 Theory Modeling

3.5 Computers in Specific Areas of Linguistics

3.6 Developing Teaching Software

3.7 Prospects

Appendix

4 Susan Hockey -- Textual Databases

4.1 Acquiring and Creating Electronic Texts

4.2 Markup Schemes

4.3 Basic Analyses

4.4 Conclusion

Appendix

5 John Lawler -- The Unix5~ Language Family

5.1 General

5.2 History and Ethnography of Computing

5.3 Bits and ASCII: Phonetics and Phonology

5.4 Grammar

5.5 Editing and Formatting

5.6 Filters

5.7

Unix Resources for Users

6 Evan L. Antworth and J. Randolph Valentine

6.1 Hardware and Operating Systems

6.2 General-purpose Versus Domain-Specific Software

6.3 Criteria for Evaluating Software

6.4 A Catalog of Linguistic Software

7 James E.

Hoard -- Language Understanding and the Emerging Alignment of Linguistics and Natural Language Processing

7.1 Overview

7.2 The Changing Relationship Between Linguistics and Natural Language Processing

7.3 Understanding Language

7.4 Linguistically-based and

Statistically-based NLP

7.5 Controlled Language Checking

8 Samuel Bayer, John Aberdeen, John Burger, Lynette Hirschman, David Palmer, and Marc Vilain -- Theoretical and Computational Linguistics: Toward a Mutual Understanding

8.1 Introduction

8.2 History:

Corpus-based Linguistics

8.3 History: Evaluation

8.4 Methodology

8.5 Example: Sentence Segmentation

8.6 Example: Parsing

8.7 Benefits

8.8 Conclusion

Glossary; Bibliography; Index

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