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Computational Analysis and Understanding of Natural Languages: Principles, Methods and Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444640420, 9780444640437

Computational Analysis and Understanding of Natural Languages: Principles, Methods and Applications, Volume 38

1st Edition

Serial Editor: C.R. Rao
Serial Volume Editor: Venkat Gudivada
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444640420
eBook ISBN: 9780444640437
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 29th August 2018
Page Count: 537
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Table of Contents

1. Linguistics: Core Concepts and Principles
Venkat Gudivada
2. Grammars
Venkat Gudivada
3. Open-Source Libraries, Application Frameworks, Workflow Systems, and Other Resources
Kamyar Arbabifard and Venkat Gudivada
4. Mathematical Essentials
Vadlamudi China Venkaiah
5. Probability
Paul Vos and Qiang Wu
6. Inference and Prediction Methods
Paul Vos and Qiang Wu
7. Random Processes
Qiang Wu and Paul Vos
8. Bayesian Methods
Indranil Ghosh
9. Machine Learning
G. Shobha and Shanta Rangaswamy
10. Artificial Neural Networks for Natural Language Processing
Ehsan Fathi and Babak Maleki Shoja
11. Information Retrieval
Jay Bhuyan and Sanjeev Singh
12. Language Core Tasks 1
Venkat Gudivada
13. Language Core Tasks 2
Venkat Gudivada
14. Language Understanding Applications 1
Venkat Gudivada
15. Language Understanding Applications 2
Venkat Gudivada
16. Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing
Ying Xie and Vijay V. Raghavan
17. Text Mining for Modeling Cyberattacks
Steven Noel
18. World Languages and Crosslinguistics
Venkat Gudivada
19. Linguistic Elegance of the Languages of South India
Deepamala N
20. Current Trends and Open Problems
Venkat Gudivada


Computational Analysis and Understanding of Natural Languages: Principles, Methods and Applications, Volume 38, the latest release in this monograph that provides a cohesive and integrated exposition of these advances and associated applications, includes new chapters on Linguistics: Core Concepts and Principles, Grammars, Open-Source Libraries, Application Frameworks, Workflow Systems, Mathematical Essentials, Probability, Inference and Prediction Methods, Random Processes, Bayesian Methods, Machine Learning, Artificial Neural Networks for Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Language Core Tasks, Language Understanding Applications, and more.

The synergistic confluence of linguistics, statistics, big data, and high-performance computing is the underlying force for the recent and dramatic advances in analyzing and understanding natural languages, hence making this series all the more important.

Key Features

  • Provides a thorough treatment of open-source libraries, application frameworks and workflow systems for natural language analysis and understanding
  • Presents new chapters on Linguistics: Core Concepts and Principles, Grammars, Open-Source Libraries, Application Frameworks, Workflow Systems, Mathematical Essentials, Probability, and more


Industry practitioners, educators, students and researchers. Suitable for teaching classes at both graduate and undergraduate levels


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About the Serial Editor

C.R. Rao

C. R. Rao is a world famous statistician who earned a place in the history of statistics as one of those “who developed statistics from its adhoc origins into a firmly grounded mathematical science.”

He was employed at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in 1943 as a research scholar after obtaining an MA degree in mathematics with a first class and first rank from Andhra University in1941 and MA degree in statistics from Calcutta University in 1943 with a first class, first rank, gold medal and record marks which remain unbroken during the last 73 years.

“At the age of 28 he was made a full professor at ISI in recognition of his creativity.” While at ISI, Rao went to Cambridge University (CU) in 1946 on an invitation to work on an anthropometric project using the methodology developed at ISI. Rao worked in the museum of archeology and anthropology in Duckworth laboratory of CU during 1946-1948 as a paid visiting scholar. The results were reported in the book “Ancient Inhabitants of Jebel Moya” published by the Cambridge Press under the joint authorship of Rao and two anthropologists. On the basis of work done at CU during the two year period, 1946-1948, Rao earned a Ph.D. degree and a few years later Sc.D. degree of CU and the rare honor of life fellowship of Kings College, Cambridge.

He retired from ISI in 1980 at the mandatory age of 60 after working for 40 years during which period he developed ISI as an international center for statistical education and research. He also took an active part in establishing state statistical bureaus to collect local statistics and transmitting them to Central Statistical Organization in New Delhi. Rao played a pivitol role in launching undergraduate and postgraduate courses at ISI. He is the author of 475 research publications and several breakthrough papers contributing to statistical theory and methodology for applications to problems in all areas of human endeavor. There are a number of classical statistical terms named after him, the most popular of which are Cramer-Rao inequality, Rao-Blackwellization, Rao’s Orthogonal arrays used in quality control, Rao’s score test, Rao’s Quadratic Entropy used in ecological work, Rao’s metric and distance which are incorporated in most statistical books.

He is the author of 10 books, of which two important books are, Linear Statistical Inference which is translated into German, Russian, Czec, Polish and Japanese languages,and Statistics and Truth which is translated into, French, German, Japanese, Mainland Chinese, Taiwan Chinese, Turkish and Korean languages.

He directed the research work of 50 students for the Ph.D. degrees who in turn produced 500 Ph.D.’s. Rao received 38 hon. Doctorate degree from universities in 19 countries spanning 6 continents. He received the highest awards in statistics in USA,UK and India: National Medal of Science awarded by the president of USA, Indian National Medal of Science awarded by the Prime Minister of India and the Guy Medal in Gold awarded by the Royal Statistical Society, UK. Rao was a recipient of the first batch of Bhatnagar awards in 1959 for mathematical sciences and and numerous medals in India and abroad from Science Academies. He is a Fellow of Royal Society (FRS),UK, and member of National Academy of Sciences, USA, Lithuania and Europe. In his honor a research Institute named as CRRAO ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS, STATISTICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE was established in the campus of Hyderabad University.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Hyderabad Campus, India

About the Serial Volume Editor

Venkat Gudivada

Venkat N. Gudivada is a professor and chair of the Computer Science Department at East Carolina University. Prior to this, he was a professor and founding chair of the Weisberg Division of Computer Science at Marshall University. His industry tenure spans over six years as a vice president for Wall Street companies in the New York City area including Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch) and Financial Technologies International (now GoldenSource). Previous academic tenure includes work at the University of Michigan, University of Missouri, and Ohio University.

He has published over 90 peer-reviewed technical articles and rendered professional service in various roles including conference program chair, keynote speaker, program committee member, and guest editor of IEEE journals. Gudivada's research sponsors include National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Navy, U.S. Army Research Office, MU Foundation, and WV Division of Science and Research. His current research interests encompass Big Data Management, High Performance Computing, Information Retrieval, Image and Natural Language Processing, and Personalized Learning. Gudivada received a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, East Carolina University, NC, USA