Computational Approaches To Morphology And Syntax by Brian Roark

Computational Approaches To Morphology And Syntax

byBrian Roark, Richard Sproat

Paperback | August 14, 2007

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The book will appeal to scholars and advanced students of morphology, syntax, computational linguistics and natural language processing (NLP). It provides a critical and practical guide to computational techniques for handling morphological and syntactic phenomena, showing how these techniqueshave been used and modified in practice. The authors discuss the nature and uses of syntactic parsers and examine the problems and opportunities of parsing algorithms for finite-state, context-free and various context-sensitive grammars. They relate approaches for describing syntax and morphology to formal mechanisms and algorithms, andpresent well-motivated approaches for augmenting grammars with weights or probabilities.

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Brian E. Roark is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and the Center for Spoken Language Understanding at Oregon Health and Science University. He has published papers in Computer Speech and Language, Speech Communication, Natural Language Engineering and Computational Linguistics. R...

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Title:Computational Approaches To Morphology And SyntaxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.71 inPublished:August 14, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199274789

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and PreliminariesPart I Computational Approaches to Morphology2. The Formal Characterization of Morphological Operations3. The Relevance of Computational Issues for Morphological Theory4. A Brief History of Computational Morphology5. Machine Learning of MorphologyPart II Computational Approaches to Syntax6. Finite-State Approaches to Syntax7. Basic Context-Free Approaches to Syntax8. Enriched Context-Free Approaches to Syntax9. Context-Sensitive Approaches to SyntaxReferencesIndex

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"This book should undoubtedly be of great interest to students and researchers of morphology, syntax, computational linguistics, and natural language processing. The book provides an excellent systematics overivew of the current state-of-the-art of the field. The book includes extensive descriptions of the formal characterization of morphological operations as well as a wide range of grammar formalisms, using multilingual data to illustrate these operations and formalisms wherever necesscary. The theory-minded reader will appreciate the book's insightful discussion on the implications of computational modeling for theories of morphology and models of syntax, while the application-minded reader will appreciate its constant emphasis on the application of the models and algorithms introduced in practical natural language processing tasks." --Linguist List