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  • Rethinking Narrative Identityby Claudia Holler; Martin Klepper

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 135.00

    This paper addresses identity construction in confessional poetry and explores three poems by Anne Sexton in closer detail. It shows that identity in lyrical texts can be discussed more poignantly by using the concept of narrative identity. A close reading of the three poems reveals three different self-concepts, the possibility of multiple selves,... more...

  • Modelling Languageby Sylviane Cardey

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 135.00

    In response to the need for reliable results from natural language processing, this book presents an original way of decomposing a language(s) in a microscopic manner by means of intra/inter‑language norms and divergences, going progressively from languages as systems to the linguistic, mathematical and computational models, which being based... more...

  • 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...

  • Understanding Pragmaticsby Gunter Senft

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • Automatic Text Summarizationby Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno

    Wiley 2014; US$ 140.00 US$ 126.00

    Textual information in the form of digital documents quickly accumulates to create huge amounts of data. The majority of these documents are unstructured: it is unrestricted text and has not been organized into traditional databases. Processing documents is therefore a perfunctory task, mostly due to a lack of standards. It has thus become extremely... more...