About this book
In the past few decades the use of increasingly large text corpora has grown rapidly in language and linguistics research. This was enabled by remarkable strides in natural language processing (NLP) technology, technology that enables computers to automatically and efficiently process, annotate and analyze large amounts of spoken and written text in linguistically and/or pragmatically meaningful ways. It has become more desirable than ever before for language and linguistics researchers who use corpora in their research to gain an adequate understanding of the relevant NLP technology to take full advantage of its capabilities.
This volume provides language and linguistics researchers with an accessible introduction to the state-of-the-art NLP technology that facilitates automatic annotation and analysis of large text corpora at both shallow and deep linguistic levels. The book covers a wide range of computational tools for lexical, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and discourse analysis, together with detailed instructions on how to obtain, install and use each tool in different operating systems and platforms. The book illustrates how NLP technology has been applied in recent corpus-based language studies and suggests effective ways to better integrate such technology in future corpus linguistics research.
This book provides language and linguistics researchers with a valuable reference for corpus annotation and analysis.
- Book Title Computational Methods for Corpus Annotation and Analysis
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8645-4
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
- Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
- eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-94-017-8644-7
- Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0780-8
- eBook ISBN 978-94-017-8645-4
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XI, 186
- Number of Illustrations 22 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Natural Language Processing (NLP)
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From the book reviews:
“‘Computational Methods for Corpus Annotation and Analysis’ is an excellent book for corpus linguists who are interested in using advanced corpus queries. It presents the latest computational tools for corpus annotation and analysis in a very accessible manner. The advice and resources in the book are also very practical and useful. It is highly recommended to researchers and students of corpus linguistics.” (Phoebe M. S. Lin, The Linguist List, March, 2015)