Foundations of Computational Linguistics

Human-Computer Communication in Natural Language

  • Roland Hausser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. Theory of Language

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  3. Theory of Grammar

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  4. Morphology and Syntax

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About this book

Introduction

The central task of a future-oriented computational linguistics is the development of cognitive machines which humans can freely talk with in their respective natural language. In the long run, this task will ensure the development of a functional theory of language, an objective method of verification, and a wide range of practical applications. Natural communication requires not only verbal processing, but also non-verbal perception and action. Therefore 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.

Keywords

Cognitive foundations of semantics Computational linguistics (CL) Corpus analysis Database semantics Grammar LA syntax Language complexity Language hierarchies Left-associative grammar (LAG) Morphemes Natural language processing (NLP) Parsing Talking robots Word form recognition

Authors and affiliations

  • Roland Hausser
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  1. 1.Abteilung für ComputerlinguistikFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-41431-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-41430-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-41431-2
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