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Training sets made available through a WEB SITE THIS WOULD TIE THE site This would tie the abstract algorithms to technology and data If ou are a strong computer scientist with lots of experience in abstract algorithms this book should give Caveman Alien's Ransom: A SciFi BBW/Alien Fated Mates Romance (Caveman Aliens Book 1) you whatou need If ou are interested in producing real world software systems to do serious speech and language work start here but be prepared to go elsewhere for practical tools methods and advice about implementation It s instructive to look at Jurafsky and Martin s Coursera online course based on this book much practical and hands on The book doesn t help much when ou take that course This book s reputation as much when ou take that course This book s reputation as classic NLP text is well deserved Numerous diagrams illustrations and explanations helped me to understand this bewildering subject Because this is an academic text book there are many euations but few practical examples For down and dirty examples ou might be better served with internet tutorials or the O Reilly book But if ou want to understand why things work they way they do this book is great I read this off and on over the past 6 months in self study I have a pretty decent mathcomputational background and like linguistics but previously had no idea what computational linguistics encompassed so my goal was to get a good survey of the field This book was amazing at that it introduced a ton of concepts but introduced them clearly and in a well organized reader friendly wayThe technical sections often didn t have enough context or examples for me to understand properly ie to be able to implement something myself But it s understandable because this is an intro book and the chapters always end with a summary of the topics and additional references For the things that "I Was Interested In "was interested in parsing semantic parsing it was easy to learn deeply For other sections I just glossed overskipped them In the words of one of my coworkers That book is awesomeI first read this book in 2011 as a grad student and still return to this resource on a weekly basis Fantastic overview of NLP techniuesI m looking forward to the 3rd editio. ICATIONSGives readers an understanding of how language related algorithms can be applied to important real world problems EMPHASIS ON SCIENTIFIC EVALUATIONOffers a description of how systems are evaluated with each problem domain EMPERICISTSTATISTICALMACHINE LEARNING APPROACHES TO LANGUAGE PROCESSINGCovers all the new statistical approaches while still completely covering the earlier structured and rule based methods. Using tricks covered in previous chaptersMachine Translation most machine translation models are statistical two major factors translation models are statistical Two major factors integrate word occurrence How like is source word S to be translated to target word T and alignment how likely is source word S to be in the same order as target word T On top we use Bayes rules to calculate probabilitiesAll in all it s a comprehensive book I really enjoyed it There are some new chapters coming out of the new edition which I like better I haven t read this book cover to cover but it s always on my desk and I find myself referring to it at least once a day and in that I believe I probably read most of its contents This is a fundamental reference book for any computational linguist speech scientist or language data scientist The explanations and illustrations are very intuitive and not at all boring The holy grail of Natural Language Processing Includes state of the art algorithms and delves into subjects such as machine learning in detail despite not being it s main focus It also includes plenty of automata theory which is it s basis for many of the algorithms presentedNot an easy book by any means "and if I had any complaint is that it s extremely verbose and at the same time extremely technical So "if I had any complaint is that it s extremely verbose and at the same time extremely technical So depth understanding of automata and math is reuiredDefinitely to read again A fundamental and useful book Would highly recommend for anyone interested in Natural Language Processing Very interesting useful book for everybody who is interested in natural language processing I read it when I took online NLP class from prof Jurafsky at Coursera and found many interesting things thereI really didn t read it completely for example I omitted the speech recognition part but I plan to return to this book in the near future An all inclusive encylopedic like textbook on linguistics with an emphasis on the latest developments on speech and language recognition eg co I found this book comprehensive but incomprehensible primarily because of the lack of real world examples It would benefit from a series of programming exercises with. Engines machine translation and the creation of spoken language dialog agents The following distinguishing features make the text both an introduction to the field and an advanced reference guide UNIFIED AND COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE FIELDCovers the fundamental algorithms of each field whether proposed for spoken or written language whether logical or statistical in origin EMPHASIS ON WEB AND OTHER PRACTICAL APPL.

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Jurafsky provides a solid foundational knowledge for computational linguistic it introduces linguistics computer science and statistics at comprehensive depth Some of the major concepts for anybody who wants to know about computational linguisticLanguage Model the book introduces basic models and algorithms evolved around linguistics There are two major approaches 1 statistics based parsing 2 linguistic based parsing In practice most models are built with mixture of bothPart of Speech tagging a task of labelling words into certain category This challenge relies on language models N Grams and Hidden Markov ModelHidden Markov Model HMM it s the foundation for many computational linguistic task The core concept is that language has an extrinsic state the words we see and an intrinsic state syntax and semantic structure behind the sentence and by keeping track of intrinsic state we can have a better understanding of extrinsic states Specifically there are major Dynamic algorithms such as forward algorithm and viterbi algorithm such as Forward Algorithm and Viterbi Algorithm use HMM to classify and predict language modelsContext Free Grammar put it simply it s the syntax tree for human language as Abstract Syntax Tree AST for computer language although there are nuisances as human language is less structured Given a sentence there are top down and bottom up algorithms that generate a parse tree Probabilistic Context Free Grammar most times sentences have multiple parse tree candidate if we have a pre trained corpus we can then assign probability to each candidate tree the have a pre trained corpus we can then assign probability to each candidate tree the also talks about algorithms to do thatDiscourse analysis two major tasks have been introduced anaphora resolution ie what does it refer to and speech coherence Idioms have been established around how to resolve anaphora by using salience value recency subject object and how to
analyze coherence rhetoric 
coherence Rhetoric TheoryDialogue System this is the chapter that interest me the most The author talks about the turn taking nature of dialogue and maxims to follow when developing a dialogue system Many technical specifications can be implemented. This book offers a unified vision of speech and language processing presenting state of the art algorithms and techniues for both speech and text based processing of natural language This comprehensive work covers both statistical and symbolic approaches to language processing; it shows how they can be applied to important tasks such as speech recognition spelling and grammar correction information extraction search. Speech and Language Processing An Introduction to Natural Language Processing Computational Linguistics and Speech Recognition