[Elsnet-list] NewBook:Models for NLP and Sem.Web-2

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Vladimir A. Fomichov.
Semantics-Oriented Natural Language Processing: 
Mathematical Models and Algorithms.
IFSR International Series on Systems Science and 
 Engineering, Vol. 27.
Springer: New York, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, 2010. 
354 p. ISBN: 978-0-387-72924-4.
Both printed and online versions are available (see 
http://www.springer.com/math/applications/book/978-0-387-72924-4).

ANNOTATION
This book examines key issues in designing 
semantics-oriented natural language (NL) processing 
systems. One of the key features is an original strategy 
for transforming the existing World Wide Web into a new 
generation Semantic Web (SW-2) and the basic formal tools 
for its realization, which are proposed. The principal 
distinguishing feature of the proposed SW-2 is the 
well-developed ability of NL processing.
  A broad conceptual framework for describing structured 
meanings of NL-texts (sentences and arbitrarily complex 
discourses) is obtained by introducing a mathematical 
model describing 10 interrelated partial operations on 
conceptual structures. A new class of formal languages 
called standard knowledge languages (SK-languages) is 
defined. Readers will gain knowledge of these languages 
and learn a way of building semantic representations using 
them.
Additionally, a broadly applicable mathematical model of a 
linguistic database is constructed. A useful for practice 
and strongly structured multi-lingual algorithm of 
semantic-syntactic analysis of NL-texts is described by 
means of original formal concepts; the input texts can be 
sentences in English, Russian, and German.
With extensive use of examples and illustrations to 
clarify complex material and demonstrate practical 
applications, many historical and bibliographical notes, 
end-of-chapter exercises, and glossaries, this book can 
serve as a graduate-level textbook, as well as a good 
reference for researchers and practitioners who deal with 
the various problems involving semantics of natural 
language texts, ontologies, Semantic Web, semantic data 
integration in e-science, and content languages in 
multi-agent systems, in particular, in e-commerce and 
e-health.


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