Where Humans Meet Machines, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461469341
  • ISBN-13: 9781461469346
  • DDC: 006.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 315 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Editors Amy Neustein and Judith A. Markowitz have recruited a talented group of contributors to introduce the next generation of natural language technologies to resolve some of the most vexing natural-language problems that compromise the performance of speech systems today. This fourteen-chapter anthology consists of contributions from industry scientists and from academicians working at major universities in North America and Europe. They include researchers who have played a central role in DARPA-funded programs and developers who craft real-world solutions for corporations. This anthology is aimed at speech engineers, system developers, computer scientists, AI researchers, and others interested in utilizing natural-language technology in both spoken and text-based applications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Natural-Language Technology and the Global Marketplace.
2: Making the Case for an Open, Unified System Architecture in Response to Rapid Developments in the Natural Language Industry: Translingual Automatic Language Exploration the System (TALES).
3: The Burgeoning of Medical Social-Media Postings and the Need for Improved Natural Language Mapping Tools.
4: Machine Translation: The Enterprise Point of View.
5: Speech-Enabled Unified Communications: Overcoming the Multilingual Challenges of the European Market.
6: Advanced NLP Methods and Applications.
7: Exploiting Lexical Sensitivity in Performing Word Sense Disambiguation.
8: Summarizing Short Texts through a Discourse-Centered Approach in a Multilingual Context.
9: Handling Two Difficult Challenges for Text-to-Speech Synthesis Systems: Out-of-Vocabulary Words and Prosody: A Case Study in Romanian.
10: MAP: An Abstraction-Based Metaphor Analysis Program for Overcoming Cross-Modal Challenges.
11: Translation of Idiomatic Expressions across Different Languages: A Study of the Effectiveness of Transsearch.
12: Innovative NLP Tools for Physicians, Educators and Translators.
13: Argumentation-Based Dialogue Systems for Medical Training.
14: Design of Dialog-Based Intelligent Tutoring Systems to Simulate Human-to-Human Tutoring.
15: TCAD: Vocabulary Acquisition Tool for Motivating Bilingual Pupils with Hearing Impairment in Learning English.
16: A Hybrid Approach to Automated Rating of Foreign Language Proficiency Using Oral Test Responses.
17: Multilingual Systems, Translation Technology and Their Impact on the Translator's Profession.
Editors Biographies.