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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Linguistic Structure Prediction
Written By: Noah A. Smith‌
Edited By: Graeme Hirst

A major part of natural language processing now depends on the use of text
data to build linguistic analyzers. We consider statistical, computational
approaches to modeling linguistic structure. We seek to unify across many
approaches and many kinds of linguistic structures. Assuming a basic
understanding of natural language processing and/or machine learning, we seek
to bridge the gap between the two fields. Approaches to decoding (i.e., carrying
out linguistic structure prediction) and supervised and unsupervised learning of
models that predict discrete structures as outputs are the focus. We also
survey natural language processing problems to which these methods are being
applied, and we address related topics in probabilistic inference, optimization,
and experimental methodology.

Table of Contents: Representations and Linguistic Data / Decoding: Making
Predictions / Learning Structure from Annotated Data / Learning Structure from
Incomplete Data / Beyond Decoding: Inference

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9781608454068
Pages: 274
Prices: U.S. $ 30.00
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781608454051
Pages: 274
Prices: U.S. $ 60.00