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A systems approach to language pedagogy
Tajino A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 149 pp. Type: Book
Tajino, the editor of this brilliant edition, has compiled various approaches to language pedagogy from several authors. And he successfully uses the concept of a systems approach as the core of this research edition. Pedagogy is by its nature the...
Aug 13 2021
Natural language processing for social media (2nd ed.)
Farzindar A., Inkpen D., Cohen S., Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2018. 196 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681736-12-9)
As social networks gain widespread popularity, they dominate all other forms of communication, particularly among youth (but of course not only). Perhaps this is because of real-time information and opinion exchange; another reason seems to be a v...
Aug 19 2019
Cognitive approach to natural language processing
Sharp B., Sedes F., Lubaszewski W., ISTE Press - Elsevier, London, UK, 2017. 234 pp. Type: Book (978-1-785482-53-3)
Did you ever ask yourself about the wonder of natural language processing (NLP) as an innate part of human civilization? Do you wish to unlock some of the secrets of natural language understanding in minds and machines alike? Do you wish to unders...
Dec 15 2017
Creativity and universality in language
Esposti M., Altmann E., Pachet F., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 208 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319244-01-3)
This volume originates in a 2014 conference held in Paris and includes 12 contributions by authors who for the most part are based in departments of mathematics, physics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics. T...
Oct 26 2016
Quantifiers and cognition: logical and computational perspectives
Szymanik J., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 211 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319287-47-8)
A formal study of the problem of why some natural language sentences are harder to understand than others is the objective of this book. In that, it claims to be a highly interdisciplinary approach to language complexity. And, in terms of its moti...
Oct 6 2016
Why only us: language and evolution
Berwick R., Chomsky N., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 224 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262034-24-1)
Although it underlies all our scientific and philosophical endeavors, human language ability remains one of science’s greatest puzzles. Generalizations regarding the functioning of language, the mechanisms that enable infants to learn it in ...
Aug 18 2016
Computational linguistics and deep learning
Manning C. Computational Linguistics 41(4): 701-707, 2015. Type: Article
Deep learning (DL) is an emerging concept in the field of artificial intelligence, expanding its scope from machine learning to other areas of computer science. Mainly, DL proliferates its development to natural language processing (NLP), specific...
May 2 2016
Multiword expressions acquisition: a generic and open framework
Ramisch C., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2014. 230 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319092-06-5)
The topic of this very well-organized and well-documented book is an important feature of natural language, multiword expressions (MWEs), which pose as yet unsolved problems for computer applications to language corpus data: “still an open p...
Sep 3 2015
Language production, cognition, and the lexicon
Gala N., Rapp R., Bel-Enguix G., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2014. 586 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319080-42-0)
This book is an impressive collection (in terms of number, scope, and level of contributors) of short papers dedicated to Michael Zock for his retirement. Michael Zock is one of the pioneers of natural language generation, a field in computational...
May 14 2015
Recursion: complexity in cognition
Roeper T., Speas M., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2014. 267 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319050-85-0)
In 2002, Hauser, Chomsky and Fitch hypothesized that the narrow faculty of language “only includes recursion and is the only uniquely human component of the faculty of language.” This hypothesis led to a rich research program that chal...
Jan 7 2015
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