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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...

  • Computational Dependency Theoryby K. Gerdes; E. HajicovŠ; 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...

  • Lying at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interfaceby JŲrg Meibauer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 117.28

    While lying has been a topic in the philosophy of language, there has been a lack of genuine linguistic analysis of lying. Exploring lying at the semantics-pragmatics interface, this book takes a contextualist stand by arguing that untruthful implicatures and presuppositions are part of the total signification of the act of lying. more...

  • Language Processing and Grammarsby Brian Nolan; Carlos PeriŮŠn-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$ 54.00

    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...

  • An Introduction to Corpus Linguisticsby Graeme Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    The use of large, computerized bodies of text for linguistic analysis and description has emerged in recent years as one of the most significant and rapidly-developing fields of activity in the study of language. This book provides a comprehensive introduction and guide to Corpus Linguistics. All aspects of the field are explored, from the various... more...

  • Sequences in Language and Textby George K. Mikros; JŠn Macutek

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 106.61

    The aim of this volume is to present the diverse but highly interesting area of the quantitative analysis of the sequence of various linguistic structures. The collected articles present a wide spectrum of quantitative analyses of linguistic syntagmatic structures and explore novel sequential linguistic entities. This volume will be interesting... more...

  • Computational Linguisticsby Nick Cercone

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Computational Linguistics provides an overview of the variety of important research in computational linguistics in North America. This work is divided into 15 chapters and begins with a survey of the theoretical foundations and parsing strategies for natural language. The succeeding chapters deal with psychological and linguistic modeling, discourse... more...

  • Conceptual Information Processingby Roger C. Schank

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Fundamental Studies in Computer Science, 3: Conceptual Information Processing discusses a theory of natural language and implementation of that theory on a computer, focusing basically on an Artificial Intelligence approach to linguistics. This book aims to write computer programs that could understand and generate sentences, which is intended as... more...