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Text Genres and Registers: The Computation of Linguistic Features

Authors: Fang, Chengyu Alex, Cao, Jing

  • Provides systematic discussions ranging from lexis and grammar to spoken discourse
  • Uses balanced corpora and richly annotated linguistic information for effective feature selection
  • Gives state-of-the-art computation of genres and registers based on linguistic motivations
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About this book

This book is a description of some of the most recent advances in text classification as part of a concerted effort to achieve computer understanding of human language. In particular, it addresses state-of-the-art developments in the computation of higher-level linguistic features, ranging from etymology to grammar and syntax for the practical task of text classification according to genres, registers and subject domains. Serving as a bridge between computational methods and sophisticated linguistic analysis, this book will be of particular interest to academics and students of computational linguistics as well as professionals in natural language engineering.

About the authors

Alex Fang is based at the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, City University of Hong Kong and lectures on topics devoted to corpus linguistics, computational linguistics and machine translation. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Beijing, China. He is Director of the Dialogue Systems Group (http://dsg.ctl.cityu.edu.hk) and currently supervises 6 PhD students. He has published widely and his most recent monographs include English Corpora and Automated Grammatical Analysis (2007) and Contributions of Syntax to Terminology Extraction (2010). He is National Expert representing China in the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) on Technical Committee 37 for terminology and language resources, where he has participated in the drafting of several international standards for language resource annotation. He is also an appointed expert member of the China National Technical Committee for the Standardization of Terminologies and Language Resources. He serves on the programme committee of several major international conferences on computational linguistics. He was previously Deputy Director of the Survey of English Usage, University College London, where he received his PhD in linguistics.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fang, Alex Chengyu (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Language Resources

    Fang, Alex Chengyu (et al.)

    Pages 11-25

  • Corpus Annotation and Usable Linguistic Features

    Fang, Alex Chengyu (et al.)

    Pages 27-54

  • Etymological Features Across Genres and Registers

    Fang, Alex Chengyu (et al.)

    Pages 55-70

  • Part-of-Speech Tags and ICE Text Classification

    Fang, Alex Chengyu (et al.)

    Pages 71-82

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 17, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52519-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Text Genres and Registers: The Computation of Linguistic Features
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-45100-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-45100-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-45099-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52519-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 267
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations
Topics