Foundations of Computational Linguistics

Human-Computer Communication in Natural Language

Authors: Hausser, Roland

  • Presents a unique approach to natural-language processing
  • Textbook also of value to researchers and engineers
  • Author is an established researcher in computational linguistics
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About this Textbook

The content of this textbook is organized as a theory of language for the construction of talking robots. The main topic is the mechanism of natural language communication in both the speaker and the hearer.

In the third edition the author has modernized the text, leaving the overview of traditional, theoretical, and computational linguistics, analytic philosophy of language, and mathematical complexity theory with their historical backgrounds intact. The format of the empirical analyses of English and German syntax and semantics has been adapted to current practice; and Chaps. 22–24 have been rewritten to focus more sharply on the construction of a talking robot.

About the authors

Roland Hausser was Professor for Linguistische Informatik at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg and director of its Laboratory of Computational Linguistics Uni Erlangen (CLUE). Among his other publications are the books "A Computational Model of Natural Language Communication" and "Computational Linguistics and Talking Robots".

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From the book reviews:

 

"This is a very abstract theoretical approach to language computation dating from Frege’s principles, to DeSaussure’s theories, and beyond. … This book is meant for a wide audience including students, fellows, researchers, professors, and so on in the history of logical principles. I heartedly recommend it to everyone." [Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, July, 2014]

 

"Reviewing the logical foundations of computing, Hausser's textbook – now in its third revised edition, with new chapters – provides the student of natural language with a computable theory of meaning without syntactic constituent structure. A quantifier-free fragment treats anaphora as addresses, where connectives are operations on patterns, its data structures support inference rules as patterns of grammar. Used all over the world in computational linguistics programs, this important book is recommended for anyone who grasps the limitations of a purely inductive, statistical approach to meaning and language processing." [Alice G.B. ter Meulen, Université de Genève]

 

"Hausser rocks the foundations of truth-conditional semantics for natural language." [Kiyong Lee, Korea University, Seoul]

 

"This book is a solid foundation for the computational modeling of human communication in natural language, and it is also a systematic explanation of how to make a talking robot." [Haitao Liu, Zhejiang University, P.R. China]


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eBook $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foundations of Computational Linguistics
Book Subtitle
Human-Computer Communication in Natural Language
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-41431-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-41431-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-41430-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-49600-8
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 518
Number of Illustrations and Tables
233 illustrations in colour
Topics