An Introduction to Language Processing with Perl and Prolog: by Pierre M. Nugues

By Pierre M. Nugues

This ebook teaches the foundations of ordinary language processing and covers linguistics concerns. It additionally info the language-processing services concerned, together with part-of-speech tagging utilizing principles and stochastic innovations. A key function of the booklet is the author's hands-on process all through, with large routines, pattern code in Prolog and Perl, and a close advent to Prolog. The booklet is appropriate for researchers and scholars of typical language processing and computational linguistics.

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User: What have you got by Bonnie Raitt? ] Peedy: I have “The Bonnie Raitt Collection” from 1990. User: Pick something from that. Peedy: How about “Angel from Montgomery”? User: Sounds good. [Peedy drops note on pile] Peedy: OK. User: Play some rock after that. [Peedy scans the notes again, selects one] Peedy: How about “Fools in Love”? User: Who wrote that? [Peedy cups one wing to his ‘ear’] Peedy: Huh? User: Who wrote that? [Peedy looks up, scrunches his brow] Peedy: Joe Jackson User: Fine. [Drops note on pile] Peedy: OK.

The tagger or parser is run on texts and their result is compared to hand annotation, which serves as a reference. A linguist or an engineer can then determine the accuracy, the robustness of an algorithm or a parsing model and see how well it scales up by applying it to a variety of texts. A second purpose of annotated corpora is to be a knowledge source to refine tagging techniques and improve grammars. While developing a grammar, a linguist can see if changing a rule improves or deteriorates results.

3. Comparing strong and powerful. English Strong tea Powerful computer You don’t say Strong computer Powerful tea You say French Thé fort Ordinateur puissant Thé puissant Ordinateur fort German Kräftiger Tee Starker Computer Starker Tee Kräftiger Computer pora. A variety of statistical tests can measure the strength of pairs, and we can extract them automatically from a corpus. 4. Word preferences of strong and powerful collected from the Associated Press corpus. Numbers in columns indicate the number of collocation occurrences with word w.

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