Statistical Language Learning by Eugene Charniak
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Statistical Language Learning
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Statistical Language Learning

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Statistical Language Learning by Eugene Charniak

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Eugene Charniak breaks new ground in artificial intelligenceresearch by presenting statistical language processing from an artificial intelligence point of view in a text for researchers and scientists with a traditional computer science background.New, exacting empirical methods are needed to break the deadlock in such areas of artificial intelligence as robotics, knowledge representation, machine learning, machine translation, and natural language processing (NLP). It is time, Charniak observes, to switch paradigms. This text introduces statistical language processing techniques;word tagging, parsing with probabilistic context free grammars, grammar induction, syntactic disambiguation, semantic wordclasses, word-sense disambiguation;along with the underlying mathematics and chapter exercises.Charniak points out that as a method of attacking NLP problems, the statistical approach has several advantages. It is grounded in real text and therefore promises to produce usable results, and it offers an obvious way to approach learning: "one simply gathers statistics."Language, Speech, and Communication

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ISBN: 9780262531412
ISBN-10: 0262531410
Format: Paperback
(224mm x 150mm x 10mm)
Pages: 190
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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