Where Humans Meet Machines

Innovative Solutions for Knotty Natural-Language Problems

Editors: Neustein, Amy, Markowitz, Judith A. (Eds.)

  • Brings humans and machines closer together by showing how linguistic complexities that confound the speech systems of today can be handled effectively by sophisticated natural-language technology
  • Proposes innovative solutions to the problems of recognizing and processing idiomatic expressions, understanding metaphors, matching an anaphor correctly with its antecedent, performing word-sense disambiguation, and handling out-of-vocabulary words and phrases
  • Provides an analysis of the role of natural language technology in the global marketplace
  • Explores the need for natural language mapping-tools that can cull important data from the vast array of social-media postings
  • Covers innovative Natural Language Processing (NLP) methods and applications
  • Offers innovative NLP tools for physicians, educators, and translators
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About this book

Editors Amy Neustein and Judith A. Markowitz have recruited a talented group of contributors to introduce the next generation of natural language technologies to resolve some of the most vexing natural-language problems that compromise the performance of speech systems today. This fourteen-chapter anthology consists of contributions from industry scientists and from academicians working at major universities in North America and Europe. They include researchers who have played a central role in DARPA-funded programs and developers who craft real-world solutions for corporations. This anthology is aimed at speech engineers, system developers, computer scientists, AI researchers, and others interested in utilizing natural-language technology in both spoken and text-based applications.

About the authors

Amy Neustein, Ph.D. is the Founder and CEO of Linguistic Technology Systems.

Judith Markowitz, Ph.D. is the President of J. Markowitz, Consultants.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Making the Case for an Open, Unified System Architecture in Response to Rapid Developments in the Natural Language Industry: Translingual Automatic Language Exploration the System (TALES)

    Qian, Leiming (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • The Burgeoning of Medical Social-Media Postings and the Need for Improved Natural Language Mapping Tools

    Denecke, Kerstin (et al.)

    Pages 27-43

  • Machine Translation: The Enterprise Point of View

    Garr, Brian (et al.)

    Pages 45-57

  • Speech-Enabled Unified Communications: Overcoming the Multilingual Challenges of the European Market

    Artelt, Detlev (et al.)

    Pages 59-77

  • Exploiting Lexical Sensitivity in Performing Word Sense Disambiguation

    Kwong, Oi Yee

    Pages 81-107

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Where Humans Meet Machines
Book Subtitle
Innovative Solutions for Knotty Natural-Language Problems
Editors
  • Amy Neustein
  • Judith A. Markowitz
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6934-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6934-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6933-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9182-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 315
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