Language and Computers

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Wiley, 02.08.2012 - 256 Seiten
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Language and Computers introduces students to thefundamentals of how computers are used to represent, process, andorganize textual and spoken information. Concepts are grounded inreal-world examples familiar to students’ experiences ofusing language and computers in everyday life.

  • A real-world introduction to the fundamentals of how computersprocess language, written specifically for the undergraduateaudience, introducing key concepts from computationallinguistics.
  • Offers a comprehensive explanation of the problems computersface in handling natural language
  • Covers a broad spectrum of language-related applications andissues, including major computer applications involving naturallanguage and the social and ethical implications of these newdevelopments
  • The book focuses on real-world examples with which students canidentify, using these to explore the technology and how itworks
  • Features “under-the-hood” sections that givegreater detail on selected advanced topics, rendering the bookappropriate for more advanced courses, or for independent study bythe motivated reader.

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Markus Dickinson is Assistant Professor at the Department ofLinguistics, Indiana University and currently the director of theComputational Linguistics program. His research focuses onimproving linguistic annotation for natural language processingtechnology and automatically analyzing the language of secondlanguage learners.

Chris Brew is a Senior Research Scientist with theEducational Testing Service in Princeton, where he is currently thescientific lead for the c-rater project on automated short answergrading. He has been active in Natural Language Processing for over20 years, first in the UK, then as Associate Professor ofLinguistics and Computer Science at The Ohio State University,where he co-directed the Speech and Language TechnologiesLaboratory, as well as the Computational Linguistics Program.

Detmar Meurers is Professor of Computational Linguistics andhead of the Theoretical Computational Linguistics group at theUniversity of Tübingen. He has a longstanding commitment toteaching Computational Linguistics and Linguistics in a way thatcombines current technology and research issues with thefundamentals of the field. His research emphasizes the role oflinguistic insight and linguistic models in ComputationalLinguistics. His most recent research adds a focus on theory andapplications related to second language acquisition.

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