Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing

Grammars for Language and Genes

Theoretical and Empirical Investigations

Authors: Chiang, David

  • Foreword written by Prof. Dr. Aravind Joshi
  • This book develops and demonstrates, for the first time, a framework for carrying out rigorous comparisons of grammar formalisms in terms of their usefulness for applications
  • Three areas of application are considered
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Grammars are gaining importance in natural language processing and computational biology as a means of encoding theories and structuring algorithms. But one serious obstacle to applications of grammars is that formal language theory traditionally classifies grammars according to their weak generative capacity (what sets of strings they generate) and tends to ignore strong generative capacity (what sets of structural descriptions they generate) even though the latter is more relevant to applications.

This book develops and demonstrates a framework for carrying out rigorous comparisons of grammar formalisms in terms of their usefulness for applications, focusing on three areas of application: statistical parsing, natural language translation, and biological sequence analysis. These results should pave the way for theoretical research to pursue results that are more directed towards applications, and for practical research to explore the use of advanced grammar formalisms more easily.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Grammars for Language and Genes
Book Subtitle
Theoretical and Empirical Investigations
Authors
Series Title
Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-20444-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-20444-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-20443-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27080-2
Series ISSN
2192-032X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 120
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