Human Language Technologies

SERIES EDITOR: Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto
The series publishes topics relating to natural language processing, computational linguistics, information retrieval, and spoken language understanding. Emphasis is on important new techniques, on new applications, and on topics that combine two or more HLT subfields.

Series ISSN: 1947-4040 (print) 1947-4059 (electronic)



Linguistic Structure Prediction Linguistic Structure Prediction
Noah A. Smith
A major part of natural language processing now depends on the use of text data to build linguistic analyzers. We consider statistical, computational approaches to modeling linguistic structure. We seek to unify across many approaches and many kinds ...
Publication Date: 01/01/2011

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Discourse Processing Discourse Processing
Manfred Stede
Discourse Processing here is framed as marking up a text with structural descriptions on several levels, which can serve to support many language-processing or text-mining tasks. We first explore some ways of assigning structure on the document level...
Publication Date: 01/01/2011

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Computational Modeling of Narrative Computational Modeling of Narrative
Inderjeet Mani
The field of narrative (or story) understanding and generation is one of the oldest in natural language processing (NLP) and artificial intelligence (AI), which is hardly surprising, since storytelling is such a fundamental and familiar intellectual ...
Publication Date: 01/01/2013

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Bitext Alignment Bitext Alignment
Jorg Tiedemann,
This book provides an overview of various techniques for the alignment of bitexts. It describes general concepts and strategies that can be applied to map corresponding parts in parallel documents on various levels of granularity. Bitexts are valuabl...
Publication Date: 01/01/2011

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Semantic Role Labeling Semantic Role Labeling
Martha Palmer, Daniel Gildea, Nianwen Xue
This book is aimed at providing an overview of several aspects of semantic role labeling. Chapter 1 begins with linguistic background on the definition of semantic roles and the controversies surrounding them. Chapter 2 describes how the theories hav...
Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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Introduction to Arabic Natural Language Processing Introduction to Arabic Natural Language Processing
Nizar Y. Habash,
This book provides system developers and researchers in natural language processing and computational linguistics with the necessary background information for working with the Arabic language. The goal is to introduce Arabic linguistic phenomena and...
Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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Data-Intensive Text Processing with MapReduce Data-Intensive Text Processing with MapReduce
Jimmy Lin, Chris Dyer
Our world is being revolutionized by data-driven methods: access to large amounts of data has generated new insights and opened exciting new opportunities in commerce, science, and computing applications. Processing the enormous quantities of data ne...
Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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Cross-Language Information Retrieval Cross-Language Information Retrieval
Jian-Yun Nie
Search for information is no longer exclusively limited within the native language of the user, but is more and more extended to other languages. This gives rise to the problem of cross-language information retrieval (CLIR), whose goal is to find rel...
Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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Computational Modeling of Human Language Acquisition Computational Modeling of Human Language Acquisition
Afra Alishahi
Human language acquisition has been studied for centuries, but using computational modeling for such studies is a relatively recent trend. However, computational approaches to language learning have become increasingly popular, mainly due to advances...
Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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Statistical Language Models for Information Retrieval Statistical Language Models for Information Retrieval
Chengxiang Zhai
As online information grows dramatically, search engines such as Google are playing a more and more important role in our lives. Critical to all search engines is the problem of designing an effective retrieval model that can rank documents accurate...
Publication Date: 01/01/2008

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Spoken Dialogue Systems Spoken Dialogue Systems
Kristina Jokinen, Michael McTear
Considerable progress has been made in recent years in the development of dialogue systems that support robust and efficient human-machine interaction using spoken language. Spoken dialogue technology allows various interactive applications to be bui...
Publication Date: 01/01/2009

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Introduction to Linguistic Annotation and Text Analytics Introduction to Linguistic Annotation and Text Analytics
Graham Wilcock
Linguistic annotation and text analytics are active areas of research and development, with academic conferences and industry events such as the Linguistic Annotation Workshops and the annual Text Analytics Summits. This book provides a basic introd...
Publication Date: 01/01/2009

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Introduction to Chinese Natural Language Processing Introduction to Chinese Natural Language Processing
Kam-Fai Wong, Wenjie Li, Ruifeng Xu, Zheng-sheng Zhang
This book introduces Chinese language-processing issues and techniques to readers who already have a basic background in natural language processing (NLP). Since the major difference between Chinese and Western languages is at the word level, the boo...
Publication Date: 01/01/2009

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Dependency Parsing Dependency Parsing
Sandra Kubler, Ryan McDonald, Joakim Nivre
Dependency-based methods for syntactic parsing have become increasingly popular in natural language processing in recent years. This book gives a thorough introduction to the methods that are most widely used today. After an introduction to dependenc...
Publication Date: 01/01/2009

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