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  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
  Geek sublime: the beauty of code, the code of beauty
Chandra V.,  Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2014. 272 pp. Type: Book (978-1-555976-85-9)

Vikram Chandra’s compact Geek sublime opens with a code snippet in C# to output “Hello World”--the very familiar traditional first program--and ends with a deep observation about writing fiction. Sandwiched betwe...

Dec 2 2014
  A survey and classification of controlled natural languages
Kuhn T.  Computational Linguistics 40(1): 121-170, 2014. Type: Article

An extensive overview, this paper presents a very thorough and fundamental account of controlled natural languages (CNLs)....

Nov 19 2014
  Computational paralinguistics: emotion, affect and personality in speech and language processing
Schuller B., Batliner A.,  Wiley Publishing, Chichester, UK, 2013. 344 pp. Type: Book (978-1-119971-36-8)

Paralinguistics is concerned with almost everything a 20th century theoretical linguist would NOT have been interested in (and, I suspect, would in fact have perceived as a nuisance, a distractor from her or his own basic research goals). When it ...

Aug 11 2014
 
 
 
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