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  • Ontologies and Adaptivity in Dialogue for Question Answeringby D. Sonntag

    IOS Press 2010; US$ 100.00

    Question answering (QA) has become one of the fastest growing topics in computational linguistics and information access. To advance research in the area of dialogue-based question answering, we propose a combination of methods from different scientific fields (i.e., Information Retrieval, Dialogue Systems, Semantic Web, and Machine Learning). This... more...

  • Perspectives on Linguistic Pragmaticsby Alessandro Capone; Franco Lo Piparo; Marco Carapezza

    Springer 2013; US$ 229.00

    This volume provides insight into linguistic pragmatics from the perspective of linguists who have been influenced by philosophy. Theory of Mind and perspectives on point of view are presented along with other topics including: semantics vs. semiotics, clinical pragmatics, explicatures, cancellability of explicatures, interactive language use, reference,... more...

  • Languages for Specific Purposes in the Digital Eraby Elena Bárcena; Timothy Read; Jorge Arus

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Explores the direct relation of modern CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) to aspects of natural language processing for theoretical and practical applications, and worldwide demand for formal language education and training that focuses on restricted or specialized professional domains. Unique in its broad-based, state-of-the-art, coverage... more...

  • Understanding Language Use: Pragmaticsby Gunter Senft

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Understanding Pragmatics takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide an accessible introduction to linguistic pragmatics. This book discusses how the meaning of utterances can only be understood in relation to overall cultural, social and interpersonal contexts, as well as to culture specific conventions and the speech events in which they are... more...

  • Computational Dependency Theoryby K. Gerdes; E. Hajicová; L. Wanner

    IOS Press 2013; US$ 174.00

    Dependencies ? directed labeled graph structures representing hierarchical relations between morphemes, words, and semantic units ? are the standard representation in many fields of computational linguistics. The linguistic significance of these structures often remains vague, however, and those working in the field stress the need for the development... more...

  • Interactions, Images and Textsby Sigrid Norris; Carmen Daniela Maier

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    This Reader is a comprehensive introductory text for the study of multimodality and offers a wide range of approaches and data sets illuminating the value of multimodal investigations for education, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, psychology, and communication. With an extensive list of further readings, suggested assignments, and an alphabetic... more...

  • Language Processing and Grammarsby Brian Nolan; Carlos Periñán-Pascual

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This paper investigates the notion of low-level situational cognitive model, its role in linguistic description and its possible computational treatment in the knowledge base FunGramKB. Low-level situational models are exploited metonymically to produce situation-based implicatures. When such inferences become stably associated with a formal pattern,... more...

  • Literary Detective Work on the Computerby Michael P. Oakes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Computational linguistics can be used to uncover mysteries in text which are not always obvious to visual inspection. For example, the computer analysis of writing style can show who might be the true author of a text in cases of disputed authorship or suspected plagiarism. The theoretical background to authorship attribution is presented in a step... more...

  • Pragmatic Development in First Language Acquisitionby Danielle Matthews

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This chapter highlights the growing need and importance of assessing young children’s pragmatic language abilities given such factors as the increasing recognition of disproportionate difficulties in pragmatics among different clinical groups, the rise of more usage-based and functional approaches to language acquisition and competence, and evidence... more...

  • Minimalism and Beyondby Peter Kosta; Steven L. Franks; Teodora Radeva-Bork; Lilia Schürcks

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    The problem pursued in this paper concerns the role of Arbitrariness in linguistic expressions. Saussurean Arbitrariness is due to the conventional sound-meaning-relation of linguistic expressions. It is systematically projected (but not reduced) from Lexical Items to linguistic expressions of unrestricted complexity by the operation of Merge. This... more...