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Computational and Quantitative Studies: Volume 6

Computational and Quantitative Studies: Volume 6


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"""This is a deeply impressive book by a prominent linguist. As always, Professor Halliday's contributions are pervasively readable and stimulating." Jan Svartvik, Emeritus Professor, Lund University, Sweden. Throughout his careerProfessor Hallidayhas continued to address the issue of the application of linguistic scholarship to Computational and Quantitative Studies. The sixth volume in the collected works of Professor M. A. K. Halliday includes works that span the last five decades, coveringdevelopments in machine translation and corpus linguistics. The principles and methods outlined in these papers remain as relevant today as when they were first published, continuing to point the way forward in an endeavour where success depends more on advancing our knowledge of language than machines."

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ISBN-13: 9780826488268
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 06/23/2006
Series: Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday , #6
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

M.A.K. Halliday was Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney.

Professor Jonathan J. Webster is Head of the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics at the City University of Hong Kong. He is also the Managing Editor of the International Linguistics Association's jourbanal WORD, and the editor of the forthcoming Jourbanal of World Languages (2014).

Table of Contents

1Machine translation: the early years Editor's Introduction 1 The linguistic basis of a mechanical thesaurus, and its application to English preposition classification 2 Linguistics and machine translation 2Probabilistic grammar and the corpus Editor's Introduction 3 Towards probabilistic interpretations 4 Corpus studies and probabilistic grammar 5 Language as system and language as instance: the corpus as a theoretical construct 6 [with Z L James] A quantitative study of polarity and primary tense in the English Finite clause 7 Quantitative studies and probabilities in grammar 8 The spoken language corpus 3Towards "intelligent computing" (computing with Meaning) Editor's Introduction 9 On language in relation to fuzzy logic and intelligent computing 10 Fuzzy grammatics: a systemic functional approach to fuzziness in neutral language 11 Computing meaning: some reflections on past experience and present prospects Appendix: Systems of the English clause: a trial grammar for the PENMAN text generation project. [Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California]

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