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Words and Intelligence II

Essays in Honor of Yorick Wilks

Ahmad, Khurshid, Brewster, Christopher, Stevenson, Mark (Eds.)

2007, XIV, 280 p.

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  • Celebrates the work of Yorick Wilks from the perspective of his peers
  • Presents original contributions from eminent scientists
  • Forms a two-part set, with Words and Intelligence I: Selected Works by Yorick Wilks

Yorick Wilks is a central figure in the fields of Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence. His influence has extends to many areas of these fields and includes contributions to Machine Translation, word sense disambiguation, dialogue modeling and Information Extraction.

This book celebrates the work of Yorick Wilks from the perspective of his peers. It consists of original chapters each of which analyses an aspect of his work and links it to current thinking in that area. His work has spanned over four decades but is shown to be pertinent to recent developments in language processing such as the Semantic Web.

This volume forms a two-part set together with Words and Intelligence I, Selected Works by Yorick Wilks, by the same editors.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Artificial - Dialogue - Disambiguation - Machine - Translation - Wilks - artificial intelligence - machine translation - natural language processing - ontology - semantics

Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Linguistics

Table of contents 

Introduction / Khurshid Ahmad, Christopher Brewster, and Mark Stevenson Mark Maybury / Yorick Alexander Wilks: A Meaningful Journey John A Barnden / Metaphor, Semantic Preferences and Context-Sensitivity Nicoletta Calzolari / Towards a new generation of Language Resources in the Semantic Web vision Robert Gaizauskas, Horacio Saggion, and Emma Barker / Information Access and Natural Language Processing: A Stimulating Dialogue Gregory Grefenstette / Three steps in Wilks work: From theory to resources to practice Patrick Hanks / Preference Syntagmatics Nancy Ide and David Woolner / Historical Ontologies Makoto Nagao / An Amorphous Object Must Be Cut By A Blunt Tool Sergei Nirenburg / Homer, the Author of The Iliad and the Computational-Linguistic Turn Nigel Shadbolt / Philosophical Engineering Harold Somers / Machine Translation and the World Wide Web Karen Spärck Jones / Semantic primitives: the tip of the iceberg John Tait and Michael Oakes / Molecules, Meaning and Post-Modernist Semantics

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