A branch of science that uses computers and mathematical methods to construct and investigate linguistic theory. Its technological and algorithmic implementation is called NLP.

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I am looking for Danish/Dutch/English/Finnish/French/German/Italian/Norwegian/Spanish/Swedish/Turkish sms corpora

for my dissertation I am looking for sms corpora. I am mainly interested in automatic sms notifications that are sent to users when they buy things online or pay using credit cards (confirmation ...
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Any suggestions for real-time phonetic analysis packages?

I'm writing some software that will need to do a bit of phonetic analysis. Are there any programs, libraries, or software packages that I can extend to my program which are commonly used for real-time ...
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How many meaningful English phrases can be created using 4 or fewer words?

Prompted by this exchange on Information Security Stack Exchange, regarding whether a passphrase consisting of 4 English words might be easier or harder to crack than a password of 8 random ...
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Automatically turn a question into a statement?

What's a practical way to programmatically convert questions into statements with placeholders? For example: in: 'Who is the president of the Argentina?' out: ['The president of Argentina is ____.', ...
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Can we form a statement in english with verb without noun

I am working on NLP project, I saw during processing of large number of documents that there is always a noun either before or after a verb and both are strongly related. I just need to verify my ...
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GermaNLTK: not finding files [python]

Following the instructions of GermaNLTK I tried to install the german NLTK in Python. (I want to use the synsets for semantic-taging.) But I couldn't find the files germanet.py and ...
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how to choose a threshold for Jiang-Conrath Similarity?

I want to compare two sets of keywords. After searching I understood that Jiang-Conrath Similarity is closer correlating with human judgement. I read this definition: Jiang-Conrath Similarity ...
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What is the interlabeler agreement in the ICSI Meeting Recorder Dialog Act (MRDA) Corpus, when using the 6-class tagset?

In the ICSI Meeting Recorder Dialog Act (MRDA) Corpus, what is the interlabeler agreement in the ICSI Meeting Recorder Dialog Act (MRDA) Corpus, when using the 6-class tagset? The 6-class tagset I am ...
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Effectiveness of a script [closed]

For an alphabet, with each letter we have a minimum number of dots/ pixels required to represent it. For convenience one takes such a value for the whole alphabet but actually in addition to this it ...
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How to do a vowel continuum using Praat?

I was going to make a vowel continuum using two real sounds. I used the script below but the sounds I made all sounded similar...which means I didn't succeed in making a continuum... ...
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What are the fillers in the ICSI Meeting Recorder Dialog Act (MRDA) Corpus?

In the ICSI Meeting Recorder Dialog Act (MRDA) Corpus, which label(s) correspond to the Filler class? I have read a couple of article (e.g. (1)) saying there exist a widely applied classmap that ...
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The expressive power of languages : Information content in a sentence : How do we measure it

'What is your name'; 'Isme shoma chi e' Two sentences - same content. My question is about the way to measure information content in a language. How do we do this? Because quite evidently count of ...
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Representing prepositions in lambda calculus/logic notation

How would I represent 'for' in "Are you here for a conference?" conference could be represented as lam x.conference(x). a conference could be represented as lam Q x.(conference(x) & Q(x)) I ...
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Question about Range of BLEU

I read that range of BLEU is 0 to 1.(from "BLEU" page on wikipedia) But i found some paper says like "we achieve a significant gain of 5.0 BLEU points over non-attentional systems that already ...
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How is “complexity” calculated on thesaurus.com?

On thesaurus.com, you can filter synonyms by their "complexity." Does anyone know the criteria they use to determine a word's complexity?
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Looking for open source software to do Dependency Graph Matching

There is plenty of open source dependency parsers. Is there an open source software to perform dependency graph matching, preferably easy to interface to one or many dependency parsers? My application ...
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How do we measure the degree of similarity between words?

Consider these words: reminder - remainder They are very similar in sound and letters. Yet they are far from each other in meaning. In computational linguistics, do we have algorithms to measure ...
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Data sets for sequential short text classification

I am looking for data sets that I could use to perform sequential short text classification (multilabel is OK). By short text I mean ~100 words max. By sequential I mean that the texts should follow ...
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finding the language stem of vowelless Hebrew

I am looking for tools to find the language stem in vowelless Hebrew, preferably a full list of suffixes and prefixes with the stem. A small list can be found on wikipedia. An extensive list can be ...
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How to assess the language register of speech?

I am looking for ways to automatically assess the language register of a person's speech: formal, informal, ... or through some grading mechanism that would associate a 'score' depending on the ...
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Why use (k+1) instead of k in numerator of BM25 scoring formula [closed]

BM25 uses this nonlinear transformation to scale the term frequency: where x is a term frequency. Why is k+1 used in numerator instead of just k? Wouldn't formula below work equally well? It ...
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Is there a term to describe comparing two documents to determine if they have the same topic?

I am looking for an NLP field analogous to face verification in Computer Vision, where two images of human faces are compared, and the class label describes whether the images are of the same person. ...
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Praat script to delete line breaks in TextGrid intervals?

Can anyone make a PRAAT script that deletes line breaks from intervals in Text Grids. I did a bunch of transcribing of a word/sentence list. I copy and pasted from a text file that had line breaks ...
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Structured database of the ACL Anthology data set?

Is there any structured database of the ACL Anthology (former website; new website)? By structured database I mean some SQL dump (NoSQL is fine too) that would contain all papers' meta information ...
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What are the upsides of using dependency parsing over constituency parsing?

I am looking for an exhaustive list of upsides of using dependency parsing over constituency parsing (if possible, with references for each upside).
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Why doesn't GeneTag use BIO for its annotations?

GeneTag (1) is a tagged corpus for gene/protein named entity recognition. The corpus is annotated as follows: P00089778A0000 The_TAG concentration_TAG of_TAG alpha_GENE1 2_GENE1 -_GENE1 ...
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Running cTAKES using all cores available

When running cTAKES on several text documents, is there any way to perform the processing using all the cores available? E.g. it is taking around one day to process 2000 of my documents, as it is ...
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Benchmark data sets for negation detection systems

I am looking for data sets that I could use to train and benchmark negation detection systems.
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Meaning of surface expressions

Reading this paper I came across term "surface expression". What does it mean?
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Negation detection software

I am looking for negation detection software or libraries. Linux, Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X are all OK. Any price and license is good too. I am mostly interested in the quality of the detection. ...
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Extracting the list of diseases as well as their negation from a physician note using cTAKES

E.g. I have the following physician note: The patient has diabetes. The patient does not have the flu. I would like to extract from it the information that diabetes and not flu are mentioned. ...
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How to use the AssertionMiniPipelineAnalysisEngine in cTAKES?

I am trying to use Apache cTAKES to detect negations in physician notes. I have loaded the provided analysis engine ...
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Reearch paper subject [closed]

Computer language and human language. is it a good subject to research paper related to linguistics? Thank you in advance
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How to extract Subject, Object, Verb through a parser

For my project, I need to extract Subject, Object and Verb from the sentence. I have read that, LFG F structure is what I need. I am using Stanford NLP package. I couldnt find out how to do that in ...
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What types of errors arise when converting consistency parse trees to dependency parse trees?

I wonder what types of errors arise when automatically converting consistency parse trees to dependency parse trees, and how frequent they are.
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dictionary with the smallest number of circularly defined words

Motivation: words in a dictionary are defined in terms of other words, but at some point it becomes circular: words defined by other words that have also been defined using some of the same words. ...
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Anguish Languish to English Language metric

Anguish Languish is a silly linguistics exercise to replace all words in a sentence with phonemically similar counterparts with no regards for semantics or meaning. The intent is that the original ...
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“Toy” Tools for Dependency Parsing?

I plan to work with dependency parsing, as an intermediate step in a text understanding problem. I'm also still trying to understand the terminology and methods. Any pointers (or providers) of tools ...
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What is the purpose of part of speech tagging?

Suppose I have a corpus of sentences, which I then use a part of speech tagger to annotate. What algorithms or techniques can I then input the tagged data into? Are the tagged words somehow useful ...
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Maltparser vs Freeling for Spanish dependency parser

I need to parse a Spanish corpus with syntactic dependencies. I have tried both Freeling and Maltparser, they both give similar results, but with some divergence. I need the highest accuracy possible, ...
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Shannon's entropy as a measure of vocabulary richness

The Entropy formula for lexical richness is The probability p-ith is calculated by dividing V-ith by N, where N is the total number of tokens in the text and V is the number of types. However, I ...
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Incomplete sentence parsing and relation extraction

I'm building a tool which parses natural language input into nouns and relations. For example sentence Barack is the president of the United States and lives in Washington DC and went to Harvard ...
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How can I represent “I sometimes pet bunnies” using lambda functions?

Update: Removed ancillary wording. My question was how to represent sometimes in propositional logic in the sentence: I sometimes pet bunnies.
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Said tags in Sentence detection

I am trying to apply NLP to fiction but I don't know how split dialog into sentences. Specifically how to split said tags. ex. "Awake? How long have been asleep?" asked teenagers at the same time. ...
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Forced aligner in Spanish? (Similar to P2FA)

I am looking for a forced aligner in Spanish. Something similar to P2FA for American English. I want to force align simple sentences in Mexican Spanish for a project. Does anyone know one?
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Performance improvements of using the shift-reduce Stanford Parser

I'm running NLP on large texts, and part of the questions I'm trying to answer have to deal with syntax. I'm using Stanford NLP, including the Stanford Parser. I started out using the probabilistic ...
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Average number of independent clauses in a compound sentence

I'm working on a NLP project, where we analyze large text samples (think a novel), and produce some metrics that help us answer interesting questions about the text. One of these metrics is average ...
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Is there a relationship between rank(token) and max(rank(tokens in document))?

Given a language L, a target word w, a [Zipfian] distribution of word frequencies (Rank(w)) and a [gamma] distribution of sentence lengths, can we come up with a way to determine the approximate count ...
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Calculating writing system efficiency with respect to reading ambiguity?

I have been thinking of developing a software tool that would make it possible to calculate the efficiency of a particular writing system (attested rather than hypothetical) for a particular language ...
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Why does my P2FA skip every word?

I have a .wav file and a txt file that I am trying to use with the P2FA aligner. For some reason, it skips every word. I even tried running it with just two words: "the robotics". My text file is ...