Semantics-Oriented Natural Language Processing: Mathematical Models and Algorithms

Hardcover | December 4, 2009

byVladimir Fomichov A.

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This book examines key issues in designing semantics-oriented natural language processing systems. A broad conceptual framework for describing structured meanings of NL-texts is obtained by defining a new class of formal languages called standard knowledge languages (SK-languages) using a system theoretical approach. Readers will gain knowledge of these languages and will learn a way of building semantic representations using them.With extensive use of examples and illustrations to clarify complex material and demonstrate practical applications, generous historical and bibliographical notes, end-of-chapter exercises, and glossaries, this book will serve as an ideal graduate-level textbook, as well as a good reference for researchers and practitioners who deal with the various problems involving semantics of natural language texts.

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This book examines key issues in designing semantics-oriented natural language processing systems. A broad conceptual framework for describing structured meanings of NL-texts is obtained by defining a new class of formal languages called standard knowledge languages (SK-languages) using a system theoretical approach. Readers will gain ...

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This book examines key issues in designing semantics-oriented natural language (NL) processing systems. One of the key features is an original strategy for transforming the existing World Wide Web into a new generation Semantic Web (SW-2) and the basic formal tools for its realization, which are proposed. The principal distinguishing f...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0.39 inPublished:December 4, 2009Publisher:SpringerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387729240

ISBN - 13:9780387729244

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Acronyms.- Part I: A Comprehensive Mathematical Framework for the Development of Semantic Technologies.- Mathematical Models for Designing Natural Language Processing Systems as a New Field of Study for Systems Science.- Introduction to Integral Formal Semantics of Natural Language.- A Mathematical Model for Describing a System of Primary Units of Conceptual Level Used by Applied Intelligent Systems.- A Mathematical Model for Describing Structured Meanings of Natural Language Sentences and Discourses.- A Study of the Expressive Possibilities of SK-Languages.- The Significance of a New Mathematical Model for Web Science, E-Science, E-Commerce.- Part II: Formal Methods and Algorithms for the Design of Semantics-Oriented Linguistic Processors.- A Mathematical Model of a Linguistic Database.- A New Method of Transforming Texts into Semantic Representations.- An Algorithm of Building a Matrix Semantic-Syntactic Representation of a Natural Language Text.- An Algorithm of Semantic Representation Assembly.- Natural Language Processing Applications.- Appendix: Proofs of Lemmas 1, 2, and Theorem 4.5 from Chapter 4.- Glossary.- References.- Index

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From the reviews:"The book is focused on two areas of research. First of all, it offers theoretical insights into a recent research program concerned with the development of formal models and methodologies . . Second, and from a practical perspective, it puts forward efficient tools to develop semantic technologies . . The book provides interesting theoretical and practical guidance for overcoming the problems associated with the design of semantics-oriented natural language processing systems in different real-world fields, being thus a valuable source for experienced researchers . ." (Catalin Stoean, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1195, 2010)