Statistical Language Learning
Eugene Charniak breaks new ground in artificial intelligence research by presenting statistical language processing from an artificial intelligence point of view in a text for researchers and scientists with a traditional computer science background. New, exacting empirical methods are needed to break the deadlock in such areas of artificial intelligence as robotics, knowl...more
Hardcover, 190 pages
Published January 4th 1994 by Bradford Book
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I had this book sitting on my shelf for several months without realizing that it's a wonderfully brief, thorough, and understandable introduction to several important natural language processing techniques. An excellent introduction for computer science folks looking to get into NLP.
Dec 04, 2011 David rated it 4 of 5 stars
There are more complete textbooks now that cover everything in this book in more detail, but this was one of the first entries in the field, and contains concise explanations of basic statistical language modeling, introducing you to n-grams, Hidden Markov Models, Probabilistic Context Free Grammars, and so on. It also has the advantage of being a very small paperback, if you want a light reference to carry around with you.