Memory-Based Language Processing (Studies in Natural Language Processing)
Author: Walter Daelemans
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2009-06-25
Number of pages: 200
Format / Quality: PDF
Size: 6 MB
Memory-based language processing–a machine learning and problem solving method for language technology–is based on the idea that the direct re-use of examples using analogical reasoning is more suited for solving language processing problems than the application of rules extracted from those examples. This book discusses the theory and practice of memory-based language processing, showing its comparative strengths over alternative methods of language modelling. Language is complex, with few generalizations, many sub-regularities and exceptions, and the advantage of memory-based language processing is that it does not abstract away from this valuable low-frequency information.