Machine-Aided Linguistic Discovery - An Introduction and Some Examples - Vladimir Pericliev

Machine-Aided Linguistic Discovery - An Introduction and Some Examples - Vladimir Pericliev

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Machine-Aided Linguistic Discovery - An Introduction and Some Examples - Vladimir Pericliev

Vladimir Pericliev [+-]
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
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Vladimir Pericliev is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Mathematics & Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, with over 60 publications in general and computational linguistics, Artificial Intelligence and philosophy of science.

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Solving linguistic problems frequently reduces to carrying out tasks that are computationally complex and therefore requires automation. This book is an introduction to machine-aided linguistic discovery, a novel research area, and argues for the fruitfulness of the computational approach by presenting a basic conceptual apparatus and several intelligent discovery programs. One of the programs models the fundamental Saussurian notion of “system” and thus, almost a century after the introduction of this concept and structuralism in general, linguists are for the first time capable of handling adequately this recurring computationally complex task. Another program models the problem of searching for Greenbergian language universals and is capable of stating its discoveries in an intelligible form, a comprehensive English language text. It is the first computer program to generate a whole scientific article. A third program detects potential inconsistencies in genetic language classifications. These, and the other programs described in this book, are applied with noteworthy results to substantial problems from diverse linguistic disciplines such as structural semantics, phonology, typology and historical linguistics. Machine-Aided Linguistic Discovery will be of interest to linguists and to scholars working in the areas of computational linguistics, Artificial Intelligence and the philosophy of science. Index

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Pericliev, Vladimir . Index of subjects and authors. Machine-Aided Linguistic Discovery - An Introduction and Some Examples. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 317-325 Jan 2010. ISBN 9781845536602. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=25603. Date accessed: 25 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25603. Jan 2010

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