Foundations of Computational Linguistics: Man/Machine Communication in Natural Language (Hardback)Roland Hausser
Hardback Published: 01/07/1999
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The central task of a future-oriented computational linguistics is the development of cognitive machines which humans can freely talk with in their respective natural language. In the long run, this task will ensure the development of a functional theory of language, and objective method of verification, and a wide range of practical applications. Natural communication requires not only verbal processing, but also non-verbal perception and action. The content of this text is organized as a theory of language for the construction of talking robots. The main topic is the mechanics of natural language communication in both the hearer and the speaker. The content is in four parts: theory of language, formal grammar, morphology and syntax, and semantics and pragmatics. There are more than 700 exercises for reviewing key ideas and important problems.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG