Computers and Languages

Computers and Languages

Theory and Practice

1st Edition - July 1, 1988

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  • Author: A. Nijholt
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483299426

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A global introduction to language technology and the areas of computer science where language technology plays a role. Surveyed in this volume are issues related to the parsing problem in the fields of natural languages, programming languages, and formal languages.Throughout the book attention is paid to the social forces which influenced the development of the various topics. Also illustrated are the development of the theory of language analysis, its role in compiler construction, and its role in computer applications with a natural language interface between men and machine. Parts of the material in this book have been used in courses on computational linguistics, computers and society, and formal approaches to languages.

Table of Contents

  • Introductory Background. The Birth of the Computers. The Birth of The Programming Languages. Towards Intelligent Applications. Topics of Artificial Intelligence.
    Military Background. The Military Impact. Computer Controlled War and Peace.
    Viewpoints of Language. Generative Linguistics and Parsing. BNF Programming, Analyzing, and Compiling. Formal Languages and Parsing Methods.
    From Language Towards Intelligence. Towards Natural Language Understanding. Natural Language and Artificial Intelligence. Language: From Theory to Practice.
    A Military - Industrial - Academic Complex? University Research and The Military.
    Literature. Index.

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  • No. of pages: 492
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 1988
  • Published: July 1, 1988
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483299426

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