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Handbook of Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation

DARPA Global Autonomous Language Exploitation

Editors: Olive, Joseph, Christianson, Caitlin, McCary, John (Eds.)

  • Written by leading experts in machine translation
  • Provides intricate machine translation discussions ranging from text, speech, distillation, evaluation, operational engines, data acquisition and linguistic resources
  • Comprises of the largest comprehensive effort in the field
  • Equips researchers with the latest technologies in natural language, speech and signal processing, and machine translation
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This comprehensive handbook, written by leading experts in the field, details the groundbreaking research conducted under the breakthrough GALE program--The Global Autonomous Language Exploitation within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), while placing it in the context of previous research in the fields of natural language and signal processing, artificial intelligence and machine translation.

The most fundamental contrast between GALE and its predecessor programs was its holistic integration of previously separate or sequential processes. In earlier language research programs, each of the individual processes was performed separately and sequentially: speech recognition, language recognition, transcription, translation, and content summarization. The GALE program employed a distinctly new approach by executing these processes simultaneously. Speech and language recognition algorithms now aid translation and transcription processes and vice versa. This combination of previously distinct processes has produced significant research and performance breakthroughs and has fundamentally changed the natural language processing and machine translation fields.

This comprehensive handbook provides an exhaustive exploration into these latest technologies in natural language, speech and signal processing, and machine translation, providing researchers, practitioners and students with an authoritative reference on the topic.

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From the reviews:

“The book presents the very interesting and useful results of the work developed under the Global Autonomous Language Exploitation (GALE) program of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). … Although more work is still to be done for achieving full language comprehension, the currently obtained results are already very impressive.” (Ruxandra Stoean, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1230, 2012)

“It provides a detailed snapshot of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) five-year Global Autonomous Language Exploitation (GALE) project at the end of its third year. … The innovative idea of GALE is to have the analytic processes involved in translation apply concurrently rather than sequentially, thus creating a community of experts that can interact with each other if ambiguities or uncertainties arise. … The different write-ups are very engaging, and each subsection concludes with concise summaries. … this book delivers true breakthroughs.” (Klaus K. Obermeier, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2011)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Data Acquisition and Linguistic Resources

    Strassel, Stephanie (et al.)

    Pages 1-131

  • Machine Translation from Text

    Habash, Nizar (et al.)

    Pages 133-397

  • Machine Translation from Speech

    Schwartz, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 399-615

  • Distillation

    Florian, Radu Hans (et al.)

    Pages 617-743

  • Machine Translation Evaluation and Optimization

    Dorr, Bonnie (et al.)

    Pages 745-843

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-7712-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation
Book Subtitle
DARPA Global Autonomous Language Exploitation
Editors
  • Joseph Olive
  • Caitlin Christianson
  • John McCary
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7713-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7713-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7712-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 936
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