Lexical semantics has become a major research area within computational linguistics, drawing from psycholinguistics, knowledge representation, computer algorithms and architecture. Research programmes whose goal is the definition of large lexicons are asking what the appropriate representation structure is for different facets of lexical information. Among these facets, semantic information is probably the most complex and the least explored. Computational Lexical Semantics is one of the first volumes to provide models for the creation of various kinds of computerized lexicons for the automatic treatment of natural language, with applications to machine translation, automatic indexing, and database front-ends, knowledge extraction, among other things. It focuses on semantic issues, as seen by linguists, psychologists and computer scientists. Besides describing academic research, it also covers ongoing industrial projects.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 458
Weight: 840 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
'This volume is a remarkable collection of papers, supported by leading researchers in the field of natural language modeling and processing ... the book is composed of 20 outstanding papers ...' Zentralblatt MATH
"...supplies a fascinating snapshot of the state-of-the-art in the early 1990s." Paul Deane, Computational Linguistics