Similar Languages, Varieties, and Dialects: A Computational Perspective (Studies in Natural Language Processing) (Hardcover)

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Similar Languages, Varieties, and Dialects: A Computational Perspective (Studies in Natural Language Processing) (Hardcover)

By Marcos Zampieri (Editor), Preslav Nakov (Editor)

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Language resources and computational models are becoming increasingly important for the study of language variation. A main challenge of this interdisciplinary field is that linguistics researchers may not be familiar with these helpful computational tools and many NLP researchers are often not familiar with language variation phenomena. This essential reference introduces researchers to the necessary computational models for processing similar languages, varieties, and dialects. In this book, leading experts tackle the inherent challenges of the field by balancing a thorough discussion of the theoretical background with a meaningful overview of state-of-the-art language technology. The book can be used in a graduate course, or as a supplementary text for courses on language variation, dialectology, and sociolinguistics or on computational linguistics and NLP. Part 1 covers the linguistic fundamentals of the field such as the question of status and language variation. Part 2 discusses data collection and pre-processing methods. Finally, Part 3 presents NLP applications such as speech processing, machine translation, and language-specific issues in Arabic and Chinese.
Product Details ISBN: 9781108429351
ISBN-10: 1108429351
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2021
Pages: 344
Language: English
Series: Studies in Natural Language Processing