[Elsnet-list] Book Announcement: An Introduction to Language Processing with Perl and Prolog -- P. Nugues

Pierre Nugues Pierre.Nugues at cs.lth.se
Wed Oct 4 18:36:42 CEST 2006


Apologies for cross-postings.

Book announcement:
An Introduction to Language Processing with Perl and Prolog

By Pierre Nugues
Published by Springer

This book has a companion website at http://www.cs.lth.se/home/ 
Pierre_Nugues/ilppp/
and can be ordered from Springer http://www.springer.com/3-540-25031-X

Overview:
This book teaches the principles of natural language processing,  
first covering linguistics issues such as encoding, entropy, and  
annotation schemes; defining words, tokens and parts of speech; and  
morphology. It then details the language-processing functions  
involved, including part-of-speech tagging using rules and stochastic  
techniques; using Prolog to write phase-structure grammars; parsing  
techniques and syntactic formalisms; semantics, predicate logic and  
lexical semantics; and analysis of discourse, and applications in  
dialog systems. The key feature of the book is the author's hands-on  
approach throughout, with extensive exercises, sample code in Prolog  
and Perl, and a detailed introduction to Prolog. The reader is  
supported with a companion website that contains teaching slides,  
programs, and additional material.

Contents:
An Overview of Language Processing
Corpus Processing Tools
Encoding, Entropy, and Annotation Schemes
Counting Words
Words, Parts of Speech, and Morphology
Part-of-Speech Tagging Using Rules
Part-of-Speech Tagging Using Stochastic Techniques
Phrase-Structure Grammars in Prolog
Partial Parsing
Syntactic Formalisms
Parsing Techniques
Semantics and Predicate Logic
Lexical Semantics
Discourse
Dialogue
Appendix: An Introduction to Prolog
Index
References




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