Language and Computers

Language and Computers

Author: Markus Dickinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118324967

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Language and Computers introduces students to thefundamentals of how computers are used to represent, process, andorganize textual and spoken information. Concepts are grounded inreal-world examples familiar to students’ experiences ofusing language and computers in everyday life. A real-world introduction to the fundamentals of how computersprocess language, written specifically for the undergraduateaudience, introducing key concepts from computationallinguistics. Offers a comprehensive explanation of the problems computersface in handling natural language Covers a broad spectrum of language-related applications andissues, including major computer applications involving naturallanguage and the social and ethical implications of these newdevelopments The book focuses on real-world examples with which students canidentify, using these to explore the technology and how itworks Features “under-the-hood” sections that givegreater detail on selected advanced topics, rendering the bookappropriate for more advanced courses, or for independent study bythe motivated reader.