LINGUIST List 11.1226

Wed May 31 2000

Books: Computational Linguistics

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  • Buerk, Anita, Foundations of Computational Linguistics, R. Hausser

    Message 1: Foundations of Computational Linguistics, R. Hausser

    Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 17:13:55 +0200
    From: Buerk, Anita <>
    Subject: Foundations of Computational Linguistics, R. Hausser

    NEW BOOK ON COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS FROM SPRINGER =======================================================

    Hausser, R., Friedrich-Alexander-Universit�t Erlangen-N�rnberg, Erlangen, Germany

    Foundations of Computational Linguistics Man-Machine Communication in Natural Language

    1999. XII, 534 pp. 3-540-66015-1 DM 89,- / US$ 54.- Recommended List Price

    Fields: Language Translation and Linguistics; Artificial Intelligence; User Interfaces Written for: Graduate students, lecturers, scientists, practitioners in academia and industry

    The central task of a future-oriented computational linguistics is the development of cognitive machines which humans can freely talk with in their respective natural language. In the long run, this task will ensure the development of a functional theory of language, an objective method of verification, and a wide range of practical applications. Natural communication requires not only verbal processing, but also non-verbal perception and action. Therefore, the content of this textbook is organized as a theory of language for the construction of talking robots. The main topic is the mechanics of natural language communication in both,the hearer and the speaker. The contents is divided into four parts: Theory of Language, Formal Grammar, Morphology and Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics. The book contains more than 700 exercises for reviewing key ideas and important problems.

    Keywords: computational linguistics, man-machine communication, parsing,complexity, database semantics, word bank, leftassociative grammar ( LAG ), time-linear navigation

    Table of Contents: I. Theory of Language 1) Computational language analysis 2) Technology and grammar 3) Cognitive foundation of semantics 4) Language Communication 5) Using Language signs on suitable contexts 6) Structure and functioning of signs

    II. Theory of Grammar 7) Generative grammar 8) Language hierarchies and complexity 9) Basic notions of parsing 10) Left-associative grammar (LAG) 11) Hierarchy of LA-grammar 12) LA-and PS-hierarchies in comparison

    III. Morphology and Syntax 13) Words and morphemes 14) Word from recognition in LA-Morph 15) Corpus analysis 16) Basic concepts of syntax 17) LA-syntax for English 18) LA-syntax for German

    IV. Semantics and Pragmatics 19) Three system types of semantics 20) Truth, meaning, and ontology 21) Absolute and contingent propositions 22) Database semantics 23) SLIM machine in the hearer mode 24) SLIM machine in the speaker mode

    Please note that there will be a German version of this book out in July 2000 (see below)!!

    Online order -------- (english) (german)

    Springer-Verlag offices: Heidelberg/Germany New York/NY website: email: phone: ++49-6221/3450 1-800-SPRINGER fax: ++49-6221/345-229 (201)348-4505