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The Long Road from Text to Meaning

The Long Road from Text to Meaning

Google Tech Talks May 3, 2007 ABSTRACT Computers have given us a new way of thinking about language. Given a large sample of language, or corpus, and computational tools to process it, we can approach language as physicists approach forces and chemists approach chemicals. This approach is noteworthy for missing out what, from a language-user’s point of view, is important about a piece of language: its meaning. I shall present this empiricist approach to the study of language and show how, as we develop accurate tools for lemmatisation, part-of-speech tagging and parsing, we move from the raw input — a character stream — to an analysis of that stream in increasingly rich terms: words, lemmas,…

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  1. pawsoned

    The word ‘text’ in the title is a bit misleading. To my mind it suggests connotations from the field of literary and critical studies and coming up with some interpretation of a text.? Instead, the lecture was definitely linguistic, i.e. concerned with lexical meanings. Maybe a better title would be “Long Road from WORD to meaning”.

  2. SuperMackie123

    iam to so? ha

  3. scaddad

    there is a reason i? am the only comment