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Automated Writing Assistance  

Robert Dale

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May 2014
The ability to communicate in writing is an essential skill in modern society. But ability in writing varies considerably; and no matter what their existing level of competence, most ... More

Computational and Quantitative Approaches to Historical Phonology  

Brett Kessler

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Nov 2015
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May 2015
This chapter surveys methods of analysing phonological change that rely on computers because they require lengthy operations, mathematical precision, and reproducibility. Applications ... More

Computational Linguistics  

Graeme Hirst

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
Computational linguistics grew out of early projects in machine translation. Initially it was conceived of as a branch of artificial intelligence with the goal of complete human-like ... More

Computational Linguistics  

Mark Steedman

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
Temporality in computational linguistics and natural language processing can be considered from two aspects. One concerns the use of linguistic and philosophical theories of temporality in ... More

Computational Models of Second Language Sentence Processing  

Michael Harrington

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
Sentence comprehension draws on multiple levels of linguistic knowledge, including the phonological, orthographic, lexical, syntactic, and discoursal. This article focuses on the ... More

Computational Perspectives on Minimalism  

Edward P. Stabler

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
While research in the ‘principles and parameters’ tradition can be regarded as attributing as much as possible to universal grammar (UG) in order to understand how language acquisition is ... More

Computational Pragmatics  

Harry Bunt

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Jan 2017
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Mar 2016
This chapter presents a characterisation of the field of computational pragmatics, discusses some of the fundamental issues in the field, and provides a survey of recent developments. ... More

Computer-Assisted Language Learning  

Carol A. Chapelle

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
Computer-assisted language learning, defined as “the search for and study of applications of the computer in language teaching and learning”, covers a broad spectrum of concerns, but the ... More

Corpora  

Tony McEnery

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May 2016
In this chapter the use of corpora in natural-language processing (NLP) is overviewed. The chapter begins by defining what a corpus is. In doing so it introduces different types of corpora ... More

Dialogue  

Raquel Fernández

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Dec 2014
Research on dialogue deals with the study of language as it is used in spontaneous conversation. Dialogue is a multi-agent activity that takes place in real time, with speakers interacting ... More

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