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Foundations of Computational Linguistics (3rd Edition)

Human-Computer Communication in Natural Language

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Pages: 518
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The content of this textbook is organized as a theory of language for the construction of talking robots. The main topic is the mechanism of natural language communication in both the speaker and the hearer.

In the third...

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The content of this textbook is organized as a theory of language for the construction of talking robots. The main topic is the mechanism of natural language communication in both the speaker and the hearer.

In the third edition the author has modernized the text, leaving the overview of traditional, theoretical, and computational linguistics, analytic philosophy of language, and mathematical complexity theory with their historical backgrounds intact. The format of the empirical analyses of English and German syntax and semantics has been adapted to current practice; and Chaps. 22–24 have been rewritten to focus more sharply on the construction of a talking robot.

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Presents a unique approach to natural-language processing

Textbook also of value to researchers and engineers

Author is an established researcher in computational linguistics

Computational Analysis of Natural Language
Smart vs. Solid Solutions
Cognitive Foundations of Semantics
Language Communication
Using Language Signs on Suitable Contexts
Structure and Functioning of Signs
Formal Grammar
Language Hierarchies and Complexity
Basic Notions of Parsing
Left-Associative Grammar (LAG)
Hierarchy of LA Grammar
LA and PS Hierarchies in Comparison
Words and Morphemes
Word Form Recognition in LA Morph
Corpus Analysis.- Basic Concepts of Syntax
LA Syntax for English
LA Syntax for German
Three Kinds of Semantics
Truth, Meaning, and Ontology
Absolute and Contingent Propositions
Database Semantics
Functional Flow of a Talking Robot
Conclusion
Bibliography
Name Index.

From the book reviews:
 
"This is a very abstract theoretical approach to language computation dating from Frege’s principles, to DeSaussure’s theories, and beyond. … This book is meant for a wide audience including students, fellows, researchers, professors, and so on in the history of logical principles. I heartedly recommend it to everyone." [Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, July, 2014]
 
"Reviewing the logical foundations of computing, Hausser's textbook – now in its third revised edition, with new chapters – provides the student of natural language with a computable theory of meaning without syntactic constituent structure. A quantifier-free fragment treats anaphora as addresses, where connectives are operations on patterns, its data structures support inference rules as patterns of grammar. Used all over the world in computational linguistics programs, this important book is recommended for anyone who grasps the limitations of a purely inductive, statistical approach to meaning and language processing." [Alice G.B. ter Meulen, Université de Genève]
 
"Hausser rocks the foundations of truth-conditional semantics for natural language." [Kiyong Lee, Korea University, Seoul]
 
"This book is a solid foundation for the computational modeling of human communication in natural language, and it is also a systematic explanation of how to make a talking robot." [Haitao Liu, Zhejiang University, P.R. China]
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Roland Hausser was Professor for Linguistische Informatik at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg and director of its Laboratory of Computational Linguistics Uni Erlangen (CLUE). Among his other publications are the books "A Computational Model of Natural Language Communication" and "Computational Linguistics and Talking Robots".

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Roland Hausser was Professor for Linguistische Informatik at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg and director of its Laboratory of Computational Linguistics Uni Erlangen (CLUE). Among his other publications are the books "A Computational Model of Natural Language Communication" and "Computational Linguistics and Talking Robots".

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