An Introduction to Language Processing with Perl and Prolog: by Pierre M. Nugues

By Pierre M. Nugues

The parts of ordinary language processing and computational linguistics have persevered to develop lately, pushed through the call for to immediately strategy textual content and spoken information. With the processing strength and methods now on hand, examine is scaling up from lab prototypes to real-world, confirmed applications.This booklet teaches the rules of typical language processing, first overlaying linguistics matters corresponding to encoding, entropy, and annotation schemes; defining phrases, tokens and elements of speech; and morphology. It then information the language-processing features concerned, together with part-of-speech tagging utilizing principles and stochastic suggestions; utilizing Prolog to put in writing phase-structure grammars; parsing recommendations and syntactic formalisms; semantics, predicate common sense and lexical semantics; and research of discourse, and functions in conversation platforms. the main characteristic of the ebook is the author's hands-on strategy all through, with large routines, pattern code in Prolog and Perl, and a close creation to Prolog. The reader is supported with a spouse site that includes educating slides, courses, and extra material.The e-book is appropriate for researchers and scholars of normal language processing and computational linguistics.

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