A state-of-the-art reference to one of the most active and
productive fields in linguistics: computational linguistics.
Thirty-eight chapters, commissioned from experts all over the
world, describe the major concepts, methods, and applications. Part
I provides an overview of the field; Part II describes current
tasks, techniques, and tools in natural language processing; and
Part III surveys current applications.
Thirty-eight chapters, comissioned from experts all over the world,
describe major concepts, methods, and applications in computational
linguistics. Part I, Linguistic Fundamentals, provides an overview
of the field suitable for senior undergraduates and non-specialists
from other fields of linguistics and related disciplines. Part II
describes current tasks, techniques, and tools in Natural Language
Processing and aims to meet the needs of post-doctoral workers and
on computational language research. Part III surveys current
This book is a state-of-the-art reference to one of the most active
and productive fields in linguistics. It will be of interest and
practical use to a wide range of linguists, as well as to
researchers in such fields as informatics, artificial intelligence,
language engineering, and cognitive science.
A highly stimulating and impressive book which should be found in every library and every linguistics department. I strongly recommend it. International Journal of Lexicography An excellent reference book that provides a wealth of information and enables the experienced reader to enter quickly into new subject areas of CL [computational linguistics] and NLP [natural language processing]... The particular strengths of the OHCL are the comprehensive computation-oriented discussion of the fundamental linguistic issues and the broad coverage of NLP methods and resources. It thus extensively accounts for the theoretical and methodological backgrounds of CL and NLP... The publisher should consider issuing a moderately priced student's edition to make the OHCL affordable to the wide audience it definitely deserves. Linguist List
A highly stimulating and impressive book which should be found in every library and every linguistics department. I strongly recommend it. International Journal of Lexicography
Ruslan Mitkov is Professor of Computational Linguistics and Language Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton and Research Professor at the Institute of Mathematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He has held research positions at CNRS; the University of Science Malaysia; the Korean Advanced Institute of Science; and the Universities of Hamburg and Saarland.
PART I: FUNDAMENTALS 1. Phonology 2. Morphology 3. Computational Lexicography 4. Syntax 5. Semantics 6. Discourse 7. Pragmatics and Dialogue 8. Formal Grammars and Languages 9. Complexity PART II: PROCESSES, METHODS, AND RESOURCES 10. Text Segmentation 11. Part-of-Speech Tagging 12. Parsing 13. Word-Sense Disambiguation 14. Anaphora Resolution 15. Natural Language Generation 16. Speech Recognition 17. Text-to-Speech Synthesis 18. Finite-State Technology 19. Statistical Methods 20. Machine Learning 21. Lexical Knowledge Acquisition 22. Evaluation 23. Sublanguages and Controlled Languages 24. Corpora 25. Ontologies 26. Tree-Adjoining Grammars PART III: APPLICATIONS 27. Machine Translation: General Overview 28. Machine Translation: Latest Developments 29. Information Retrieval 30. Information Extraction 31. Question Answering 32. Text Summarization 33. Term Extraction and Automatic Indexing 34. Text Data Mining 35. Natural Language Interaction 36. Natural Language in Multimodal and Multimedia Systems 37. Natural Language Processing in Computer-Aided Language Learning 38. Multilingual On-Line Natural Language Processing