Modelling Language

Sylviane Cardey | Institut universitaire de France and Université de Franche-Comté
ISBN 9789027249968 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027272089 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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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 on a constructive approach are inherently traceable. Languages are described with their elements aggregating or repelling each other to form viable interrelated micro‑systems. The abstract model, which contrary to the current state of the art works in intension, is exploitable for all sorts of applications where only the elements which are useful are assembled in the micro‑systems needed to solve the problem in hand. Numerous definitions, schemata and examples involving many languages make the book accessible to students as well as academics and industrial researchers looking for new theories and methodologies for representations and problem solving wherever language and quality meet.
[Natural Language Processing, 10] 2013.  xi, 194 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The book presents a very fresh, excellent, persuasive new approach to the analysis and generation of languages. Languages are viewed as systems as well as their lexico‑morpho‑syntactic components. The linguistic and mathematical models are convincing and accompanied with good examples and a variety of applications such as grammar checking, part of speech tagging, sense mining, controlled language, machine translation, and also oral speech processing. The author shows that this model is applicable to any language and examples are given on French, English, German, Spanish, Arabic, Malay, Chinese, Thai, etc. The book’s top‑down model based approach is particularly attractive for computational linguists looking for reliable results and is strongly recommended to students who are interested in linguistics and natural language processing as well as professionals in the above‑mentioned wide application areas.”
“S. Cardey presents an original approach to the scientific analysis of language grounded in a firm understanding of previous theories and based on the interaction of lexis, morphology and syntax. Natural language is modeled within a framework that draws on logic, set theory and the theory of algorithms, thus bridging linguistic theory and formal‑mathematical analysis. The model developed here will prove valuable for theoretical linguists studying typologically diverse languages as well as for a wide range of natural language engineers facing challenging applications such as semantic data mining and machine translation.”

Main BIC Subject

CFX: Computational linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013000369 | Marc record