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Language and computers [electronic resource] / Markus Dickinson, Chris Brew and Detmar Meurers.

Dickinson, Markus. (Author). Brew, Chris. (Added Author). Meurers, Detmar. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781118323168 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1118323165 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781118324967 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 111832496X (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 232 p.) : ill.
  • Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: Language and Computers introduces students to the fundamentals of how computers are used to represent, process, and organize textual and spoken information. Concepts are grounded in real-world examples familiar to students' experiences of using language and computers in everyday life. A real-world introduction to the fundamentals of how computers process language, written specifically for the undergraduate audience, introducing key concepts from computational linguistics. Offers a comprehensive explanation of the problems computers face in handling natural language Covers a broad spectrum of language-related applications and issues, including major computer applications involving natural language and the social and ethical implications of these new developments The book focuses on real-world examples with which students can identify, using these to explore the technology and how it works Features "under-the-hood" sections that give greater detail on selected advanced topics, rendering the book appropriate for more advanced courses, or for independent study by the motivated reader.
Source of Description Note: Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Nov. 28, 2012).
Subject: Computational linguistics.
Natural language processing (Computer science)
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
Electronic books
Genre: Electronic books.

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