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