14.0718 book on empirical methods for parallel texts

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 718.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 07:04:46 +0000
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: [MIT new book]Melamed on _Empirical Methods for
    Exploiting Parallel Texts_

    Dear Humanists,

    Hello, the new publication by MIT on _Parallel Texts_ might be interested
    to most of the Humanist scholars. It is a good book for linguistics.

    Empirical Methods for Exploiting Parallel Texts
    I. Dan Melamed

    For more information please visit

    Parallel texts (bitexts) are a goldmine of linguistic knowledge, because
    the translation of a text into another language can be viewed as a
    detailed annotation of what that text means. Knowledge about translational
    equivalence, which can be gleaned from bitexts, is of central importance
    for applications such as manual and machine translation, cross-language
    information retrieval, and corpus linguistics. The availability of bitexts
    has increased dramatically since the advent of the Web, making their study
    an exciting new area of research in natural language processing. This book
    lays out the theory and the practical techniques for discovering and
    applying translational equivalence at the lexical level. It is a
    start-to-finish guide to designing and evaluating many translingual

    I. Dan Melamed is a research scientist in the Computer Science Research
    Department of West Group, Minnesota.

    6 x 9, 198pp., 75 illus., cloth ISBN 0-262-13380-6


    For more details regarding the book, please contact -Jud Wolfskill,
    Associate Publicist of MIT Press at <wolfskil@mit.edu>

    Thanking you,
    Sincerely yours
    Arun Kumar Tripathi

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