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Computers and Human Language
     

Computers and Human Language

by George W. Smith
 
Offering an inquiry into the nature of language from the perspective of computing, Computers and Human Language synthesizes recent research in linguistics, computer science, and experimental psychology as it explores the major computational approaches to language. Among the topics considered are the computationally tractable, symbolic basis of language, the mental

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Offering an inquiry into the nature of language from the perspective of computing, Computers and Human Language synthesizes recent research in linguistics, computer science, and experimental psychology as it explores the major computational approaches to language. Among the topics considered are the computationally tractable, symbolic basis of language, the mental lexicon as repository of knowledge, the elegantly recursive structure of syntax, and the compositional nature of meanings, together with the segmentation, focus, and hierarchical construction of extended discourse.

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"Looks quite good, and seems well suited to my course, an introduction to parsing and linguistic theory for graduate linguistics students with little or no computational background."—Stanley Starosta, University of Hawaii

"A well-written introduction to computational linguistics. I am particularly impressed by the broad range of topics covered...The list of references is also comprehensive."—Martin Volk, University of Koblenz

"A beautiful treatment of computational linguistics from the computer sciences point of view."—Robert F. Simmons, University of Texas

"Very well-organized....Covers the full range of computational linguistics."—Peter Jeang, Bloomfield College

"The book's coverage is...impressive, both in terms of its depth and the breadth of the topics covered....Smith's grasp of the field and bibliographic thoroughness are remarkable. His references are all up-to-date and carefully chosen."—Word

"Smith...clearly has a good grasp of the broad-ranging and multidisciplinary subject matter covered in this book....His breadth of coverage is commendable and there is also considerable depth on several important topics."—Artificial Intelligence & Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195062816
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/21/1991
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.48(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

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University of Massachusetts, Boston

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