Linguistic Expressions and Semantic Processing

A Practical Approach

Authors: Butler, Alastair

  •   Includes the full code of computer programs for a ‘hands on’ experience in the techniques of formal semantics  
  • Demonstrates how techniques of formal semantics can be made to scale to unrestricted natural language data  
  • Introduces the reader to prerequisites for formal semantics and to predicate language expressions  
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About this book

This book introduces formal semantics techniques for a natural language processing audience. Methods discussed involve: (i) the denotational techniques used in model-theoretic semantics, which make it possible to determine whether a linguistic expression is true or false with respect to some model of the way things happen to be; and (ii) stages of interpretation, i.e., ways to arrive at meanings by evaluating and converting source linguistic expressions, possibly with respect to contexts, into output (logical) forms that could be used with (i).

The book demonstrates that the methods allow wide coverage without compromising the quality of semantic analysis. Access to unrestricted, robust and accurate semantic analysis is widely regarded as an essential component for improving natural language processing tasks, such as: recognizing textual entailment, information extraction, summarization, automatic reply, and machine translation.

About the authors

Alastair Butler is a Researcher based at the Center for the Advancement of Higher Education, Tohoku University, Japan. Before moving to Japan, he was a postdoctoral researcher first in the Institute for Logic Language and Communication at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands and secondly in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of York, England, in 2002. He has published books with Palgrave Macmillan (The Syntax and Semantics of Split Constructions, co-authored with Eric Mathieu, 2004) and Brill Academic Publishers (The Semantics of Grammatical Dependencies, 2012 (Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface series).

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Linguistic Expressions and Semantic Processing
Book Subtitle
A Practical Approach
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18830-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18830-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18829-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38610-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 172
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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