Handbook of Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation

DARPA Global Autonomous Language Exploitation

  • Joseph Olive
  • Caitlin Christianson
  • John McCary

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Stephanie Strassel, Caitlin Christianson, John McCary, William Staderman, Joseph Olive
    Pages 1-131
  3. Nizar Habash, Joseph Olive, Caitlin Christianson, John McCary
    Pages 133-397
  4. Richard Schwartz, Joseph Olive, John McCary, Caitlin Christianson
    Pages 399-615
  5. Radu Hans Florian, Joseph Olive, Caitlin Christianson, John McCary
    Pages 617-743
  6. Bonnie Dorr, Joseph Olive, John McCary, Caitlin Christianson
    Pages 745-843
  7. Douglas W. Oard, Carl Madson, Joseph Olive, John McCary, Caitlin Christianson
    Pages 845-932
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 933-936

About this book


This comprehensive handbook, written by leading experts in the field, details the groundbreaking research conducted under the breakthrough GALE program--The Global Autonomous Language Exploitation within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), while placing it in the context of previous research in the fields of natural language and signal processing, artificial intelligence and machine translation.

The most fundamental contrast between GALE and its predecessor programs was its holistic integration of previously separate or sequential processes. In earlier language research programs, each of the individual processes was performed separately and sequentially: speech recognition, language recognition, transcription, translation, and content summarization. The GALE program employed a distinctly new approach by executing these processes simultaneously. Speech and language recognition algorithms now aid translation and transcription processes and vice versa. This combination of previously distinct processes has produced significant research and performance breakthroughs and has fundamentally changed the natural language processing and machine translation fields.

This comprehensive handbook provides an exhaustive exploration into these latest technologies in natural language, speech and signal processing, and machine translation, providing researchers, practitioners and students with an authoritative reference on the topic.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Olive
    • 1
  • Caitlin Christianson
    • 2
  • John McCary
    • 3
  1. 1., IPTODefense Advanced Research ProjectsArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.RestonUSA
  3. 3.BethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7713-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7712-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7713-7
  • About this book