Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI

Language, Culture, Computation: Computing - Theory and Technology

Essays Dedicated to Yaacov Choueka on the Occasion of His 75 Birthday, Part I

Editors: Dershowitz, Nachum, Nissan, Ephraim (Eds.)

  • Dedicated to the scientist, whose research fifty years ago was seminal for full-text information retrieval (which lay users at present know especially from such search engines as Google)
  • Contains papers written by well-known authors
  • Covers the areas of research in which Yaacov has made major contributions
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This Festschrift volume is published in Honor of Yaacov Choueka on the occasion of this 75th birthday. The present three-volumes liber amicorum, several years in gestation, honours this outstanding Israeli computer scientist and is dedicated to him and to his scientific endeavours. Yaacov's research has had a major impact not only within the walls of academia, but also in the daily life of lay users of such technology that originated from his research. An especially amazing aspect of the temporal span of his scholarly work is that half a century after his influential research from the early 1960s, a project in which he is currently involved is proving to be a sensation, as will become apparent from what follows. Yaacov Choueka began his research career in the theory of computer science, dealing with basic questions regarding the relation between mathematical logic and automata theory. From formal languages, Yaacov moved to natural languages. He was a founder of natural-language processing in Israel, developing numerous tools for Hebrew. He is best known for his primary role, together with Aviezri Fraenkel, in the development of the Responsa Project, one of the earliest fulltext retrieval systems in the world. More recently, he has headed the Friedberg Genizah Project, which is bringing the treasures of the Cairo Genizah into the Digital Age. This first part of the three-volume set covers a range of topics in computer science. The papers are grouped in topical sections on: the jubilaris: Yaacov and his oeuvre; theory of computation; science computing and tools for engineering; information retrieval.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • From the Alleys of Cairo to the Internet Highways An Intellectual Journey: Languages, Information and Intelligence

    Choueka, Yaacov

    Pages 1-18

  • Yaacov Choueka: A Profile

    Dershowitz, Nachum (et al.)

    Pages 19-36

  • Integrating and Rejuvenating Old and New Gems

    Fraenkel, Aviezri S.

    Pages 37-49

  • Topological Complexity of Context-Free ω-Languages: A Survey

    Finkel, Olivier

    Pages 50-77

  • From Löwenheim to PSL and SVA

    Vardi, Moshe Y.

    Pages 78-102

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eBook $89.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-45320-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language, Culture, Computation: Computing - Theory and Technology
Book Subtitle
Essays Dedicated to Yaacov Choueka on the Occasion of His 75 Birthday, Part I
Editors
  • Nachum Dershowitz
  • Ephraim Nissan
Series Title
Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI
Series Volume
8001
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-45321-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45321-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-45320-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 604
Number of Illustrations and Tables
101 b/w illustrations
Topics