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The Spoken Language Translator
Language: en
Pages: 337
Authors: Manny Rayner, David Carter, Regius Professor of Clinical Surgery David Carter, Pierrette Bouillon, Vassilis Digalakis, Mats Wirén
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-08-28 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book presents a detailed description of Spoken Language Translator (SLT), one of the first major projects in the area of automatic speech translation. The SLT system can translate between English, French, and Swedish in the domain of air travel planning, using a vocabulary of about 1500 words, and with an accuracy of about 75 per cent. The greater part of the book describes the language processing components, which are largely built on top of the SRI Core Language Engine, using a combination of general grammars and techniques that allow them to be rapidly customized to specific domains. Speech recognition is based on Hidden Markov Mode technology, and uses versions of the SRI DECIPHER system. This account of the Spoken Language Translator should be an essential resource both for those who wish to know what is achievable in spoken-language translation today, and for those who wish to understand how to achieve it.
Current and New Directions in Discourse and Dialogue
Language: en
Pages: 381
Authors: Jan C.J. van Kuppevelt, R.W. Smith
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This volume covers key topics in the field from a variety of leading researchers. In one volume, readers gain exposure to several perspectives in the areas of corpus annotation and analysis, dialogue system construction, theoretical perspectives on communicative intention, context-based generation, and modeling of discourse structure. Based on the 2nd SIGdial workshop on Discourse and Dialogue held in conjunction with Eurospeech 2001, it is of interest to researchers and practitioners in dialogue and discourse processing.
If Research Were Romance and other implausible conjectures
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Manny Rayner
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Lulu.com

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CALL for widening participation: short papers from EUROCALL 2020
Language: en
Pages: 369
Authors: Karen-Margrete Frederiksen, Sanne Larsen, Linda Bradley, Sylvie Thouësny
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-14 - Publisher: Research-publishing.net

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the EUROCALL society succeeded in holding the 28th EUROCALL conference, EUROCALL2020, on 20-21 August as an online, two-day gathering. The transition process required to make this happen was demanding and insightful for everyone involved, and, in many ways, a logical consequence of the core content and purpose of EUROCALL. Who would be better suited to transform an onsite conference into an online event than EUROCALL? CALL for widening participation was this year’s theme. We welcomed contributions from both theoretical and practical perspectives in relation to the many forms and contexts of CALL. We particularly welcomed longitudinal studies or studies that revisited earlier studies. The academic committee accepted 300 abstracts for paper presentations, symposia, workshops, and posters under this theme; 57 short papers are published in this volume. We hope you will enjoy reading this volume, the first one to reflect a one hundred percent online EUROCALL conference/Online Gathering.
Proceedings of the Paralinguistic Information and its Integration in Spoken Dialogue Systems Workshop
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Ramón López-Cózar Delgado, Tetsunori Kobayashi
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-27 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This volume includes proceedings articles presented at the Workshop on Paralinguistic Information and its Integration in Spoken Dialogue Systems held in Granada, Spain. The material focuses on the three broad areas of spoken dialogue systems for robotics, emotions and spoken dialogue systems, and Spoken dialogue systems for real-world applications The workshop proceedings are part of the 3rd Annual International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems, which brings together researchers from all over the world working in the field of spoken dialogue systems. It provides an international forum for the presentation of research and applications, and for lively discussions among researchers as well as industrialists.
Connectionist, Statistical and Symbolic Approaches to Learning for Natural Language Processing
Language: en
Pages: 474
Authors: Stefan Wermter, Ellen Riloff, Gabriele Scheler
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-03-15 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book is based on the workshop on New Approaches to Learning for Natural Language Processing, held in conjunction with the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI'95, in Montreal, Canada in August 1995. Most of the 32 papers included in the book are revised selected workshop presentations; some papers were individually solicited from members of the workshop program committee to give the book an overall completeness. Also included, and written with the novice reader in mind, is a comprehensive introductory survey by the volume editors. The volume presents the state of the art in the most promising current approaches to learning for NLP and is thus compulsory reading for researchers in the field or for anyone applying the new techniques to challenging real-world NLP problems.
Natural Language Processing and Information Systems
Language: en
Pages: 327
Authors: Christina J Hopfe, Yacine Rezgui, Elisabeth Métais, Alun Preece, Haijiang Li
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-20 - Publisher: Springer

th The 15 International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB 2010) took place during June 23–25 in Cardiff (UK). Since the first edition in 1995, the NLDB conference has been aiming at bringing together resear- ers, people working in industry and potential users interested in various applications of natural language in the database and information system area. However, in order to reflect the growing importance of accessing information from a diverse collection of sources (Web, Databases, Sensors, Cloud) in an equally wide range of contexts (- cluding mobile and tethered), the theme of the 15th International Conference on - plications of Natural Language to Information Systems 2010 was "Communicating with Anything, Anywhere in Natural Language. " Natural languages and databases are core components in the development of inf- mation systems. Natural language processing (NLP) techniques may substantially enhance most phases of the information system lifecycle, starting with requirement analysis, specification and validation, and going up to conflict resolution, result pr- essing and presentation. Furthermore, natural language-based query languages and user interfaces facilitate the access to information for all and allow for new paradigms in the usage of computerized services. Hot topics such as information retrieval (IR), software engineering applications, hidden Markov models, natural language interfaces and semantic networks and graphs imply a complete fusion of databases, IR and NLP techniques.
CALL and complexity – short papers from EUROCALL 2019
Language: en
Pages: 431
Authors: Fanny Meunier, Julie Van de Vyver, Linda Bradley, Sylvie Thouësny
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-09 - Publisher: Research-publishing.net

The theme selected for the 2019 EuroCALL conference held in Louvain-la-Neuve was ‘CALL and complexity’. As languages are known to be intrinsically and linguistically complex, as are the many determinants of learning (additional) languages, complexity is viewed as a challenge to be embraced collectively. The 2019 conference allowed us to pay tribute to providers of CALL solutions and to recognize the complexity of their task. We hope you will enjoy reading this volume as it offers a rich glimpse into the numerous debates that took place during EuroCALL 2019. We look forward to continuing those debates and discussions with you at the next EuroCALL conferences!
Speech Technology
Language: en
Pages: 331
Authors: Fang Chen, Kristiina Jokinen
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-01 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book gives an overview of the research and application of speech technologies in different areas. One of the special characteristics of the book is that the authors take a broad view of the multiple research areas and take the multidisciplinary approach to the topics. One of the goals in this book is to emphasize the application. User experience, human factors and usability issues are the focus in this book.
The Core Language Engine
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Hiyan Alshawi
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: MIT Press

The Core Language Engine presents the theoretical and engineering advances embodied in one of the most comprehensive natural language processing systems designed to date. Recent research results from different areas of computational linguistics are integrated into a single elegant design with potential for application to tasks ranging from machine translation to information system interfaces. Bridging the gap between theoretical and implementation oriented literature, The Core Language Engine describes novel analyses and techniques developed by the contributors at SRI International's Cambridge Computer Science Research Centre. It spans topics that include a wide-coverage unification grammar for English syntax and semantics, context-dependent and contextually disambiguated logical form representations, interactive translation, efficient algorithms for parsing and generation, and mechanisms for quantifier scoping, reference resolution, and lexical acquisition. Hiyan Alshawi is Senior Computer Scientist at SRI International, Cambridge, England. Contents: Introduction to the CLE. Logical Forms. Categories and Rules. Unification Based Syntactic Analysis. Semantic Rules for English. Lexical Analysis. Syntactic and Semantic Processing. Quantifier Scoping. Sortal Restrictions. Resolving Quasi Logical Forms. Lexical Acquisition. The CLE in Application Development. Ellipsis, Comparatives, and Generation. Swedish-English QLF Translation.
Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing
Language: en
Pages: 474
Authors: Ruslan Mitkov, Nicolas Nicolov
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-01-01 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This volume is based on contributions from the First International Conference on “Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing” (RANLP'95) held in Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria, 14-16 September 1995. This conference was one of the most important and competitively reviewed conferences in Natural Language Processing (NLP) for 1995 with submissions from more than 30 countries. Of the 48 papers presented at RANLP'95, the best (revised) papers have been selected for this book, in the hope that they reflect the most significant and promising trends (and latest successful results) in NLP. The book is organised thematically and the contributions are grouped according to the traditional topics found in NLP: morphology, syntax, grammars, parsing, semantics, discourse, grammars, generation, machine translation, corpus processing and multimedia. To help the reader find his/her way, the authors have prepared an extensive index which contains major terms used in NLP; an index of authors which lists the names of the authors and the page numbers of their paper(s); a list of figures; and a list of tables. This book will be of interest to researchers, lecturers and graduate students interested in Natural Language Processing and more specifically to those who work in Computational Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics and Machine Translation.
Knowledge Representation
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Ronald J. Brachman, Hector J. Levesque, Raymond Reiter
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: MIT Press

Growing interest in symbolic representation and reasoning has pushed this backstageactivity into the spotlight as a clearly identifiable and technically rich subfield in artificialintelligence. This collection of extended versions of 12 papers from the First InternationalConference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning provides a snapshot of the bestcurrent work in AI on formal methods and principles of representation and reasoning. The topicsrange from temporal reasoning to default reasoning to representations for natural language.Ronald J.Brachman is Head of the Artificial Intelligence Principles Research Department at AT&T BellLaboratories. Hector J. Levesque and Raymond Reiter are Professors of Computer Science at theUniversity of Toronto.Contents: Introduction. Nonmonotonic Reasoning in the Framework of SituationCalculus. The Computational Complexity of Abduction. Temporal Constraint Networks. Impediments toUniversal Preference-Based Default Theories. Embedding Decision-Analytic Control in a LearningArchitecture. The Substitutional Framework for Sorted Deduction: Fundamental Results on HybridReasoning. Existence Assumptions in Knowledge Representation. Hard Problems for Simple DefaultLogics. The Effect of Knowledge on Belief: Conditioning, Specificity and the Lottery Paradox inDefault Reasoning. Three-Valued Nonmonotonic Formalisms and Semantics of Logic Programs. On theApplicability of Nonmonotonic Logic to Formal Reasoning in Continuous Time. Principles ofMetareasoning.