Where Humans Meet Machines

Innovative Solutions for Knotty Natural-Language Problems

  • Amy Neustein
  • Judith A. Markowitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Natural-Language Technology and the Global Marketplace

  3. Advanced NLP Methods and Applications

  4. Innovative NLP Tools for Physicians, Educators and Translators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Adela Grando, Laura Moss, Gemma Bel-Enguix, M. Dolores Jiménez-López, John Kinsella
      Pages 213-232
    3. Santichai Wicha, Bernadette Sharp, Anthony S. Atkins, Pradorn Sureephong, Nopasit Chakpitak
      Pages 271-283
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 315-315

About this book


Where Humans Meet Machines: Innovative Solutions for Knotty Natural-Language Problems brings humans and machines closer together by showing how linguistic complexities that confound the speech systems of today can be handled effectively by sophisticated natural-language technology. Some of the most vexing natural-language problems that are addressed in this book entail   recognizing and processing idiomatic expressions, understanding metaphors, matching an anaphor correctly with its antecedent, performing word-sense disambiguation, and handling out-of-vocabulary words and phrases.

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. These contributing authors analyze the role of natural language technology in the global marketplace; they explore the need for natural language mapping-tools that can cull important data from the vast array of social-media postings; they describe innovative Natural Language Processing (NLP) methods and applications; and they offer NLP tools for physicians, educators, and translators.  Their contributions constitute diverse and multifaceted solutions for the knotty natural-language problems that permeate everyday human communications.

Where Humans Meet Machines: Innovative Solutions for Knotty Natural-Language Problems is designed for speech engineers, system developers, computer scientists, AI researchers, and others interested in utilizing natural-language technology in both spoken and text-based applications. 


Argumentation-Based Dialog Systems Cross-modal Metaphor Intelligent Tutoring Systems Machine Translation Medical-Social Media Out-of-Vocabulary (OOV) Words TALES Text Summarization TransSearch Translation-Memory Systems Word-Sense Disambiguation

Editors and affiliations

  • Amy Neustein
    • 1
  • Judith A. Markowitz
    • 2
  1. 1.Linguistic Technology SystemsFort LeeUSA
  2. 2.J. Markowitz ConsultantsChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6933-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6934-6
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