[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
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
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
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