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I am fairly new to the field of linguistics and am looking for a book as a fairly concise basic introduction to computational linguistics (I already have some computer science background). What is a good book to read in this area for a general introduction to the field?

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Markus Dickinson, Chris Brew & Detmar Meurers (2013), Language and Computers, should be what you're looking for.

A rather more extensive classic for a second textbook is Daniel Jurafsky & James H. Martin (2014), Speech and Language Processing.

If you want something more hands-on you could also work through the guide to an NLP toolkit, for beginners specifically NLTK comes to mind.

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