[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/ 
and can be ordered from Springer http://www.springer.com/3-540-25031-X

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.

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
Appendix: An Introduction to Prolog

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