The Core Language Engine by Hiyan K. AlshawiThe Core Language Engine by Hiyan K. Alshawi

The Core Language Engine

EditorHiyan K. Alshawi

Paperback | July 1, 2008

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The Core Language Engine presents the theoretical and engineering advances embodied in one of the most comprehensive natural language processing systems designed to date. Recent research results from different areas of computational linguistics are integrated into a single elegant design with potential for application to tasks ranging from machine translation to information system interfaces.

Bridging the gap between theoretical and implementation oriented literature, The Core Language Engine describes novel analyses and techniques developed by the contributors at SRI International's Cambridge Computer Science Research Centre. It spans topics that include a wide-coverage unification grammar for English syntax and semantics, context-dependent and contextually disambiguated logical form representations, interactive translation, efficient algorithms for parsing and generation, and mechanisms for quantifier scoping, reference resolution, and lexical acquisition.

Contents: Introduction to the CLE, Logical Forms, Categories and Rules, Unification Based Syntactic Analysis, Semantic Rules for English, Lexical Analysis, Syntactic and Semantic Processing, Quantifier Scopin, Sortal Restrictions, Resolving Quasi Logical Forms, Lexical Acquisition, The CLE in Application Development, Ellipsis, Comparatives, and Generation, Swedish-English QLF Translation.

Hiyan Alshawi is Senior Computer Scientist at SRI International, Cambridge, England. Robert Baker, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Union College, Visiting Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics, and Chair of the Affinity Group for the History of Medical Ethics of the American Soci...
Title:The Core Language EngineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 9.1 × 6.2 × 1 inPublished:July 1, 2008Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0262512092

ISBN - 13:9780262512091


Editorial Reviews

This book shows a most comprehensive computational treatment of English, including all aspects of the language, not only syntactic but semantic and contextual aspects as well. Because the author's treatment is both theoretically sound and computationally effective, it will also give useful insight to both liguists and computer engineers involved in NLP.