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Questions tagged [computational-linguistics]

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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Are natural languages turing complete? [closed]

Motivated by: Is there a linguistics equivalent to Turing completeness? Can be natural languages be considered turing complete? Surely on the day to day basis there is a lot of ambiguity that mainly ...
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Good 10 second explanation of computational linguistics [closed]

What is your best one or two sentence explanation of computational linguistics? I have been doing it for a few years, but find myself stammering for a quick, layperson explanation. As an example, I ...
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Is there specific grammar used in Newspaper headlines?

I need to find some general rules used in Newspaper headlines. I will use computational linguistics (nltk python library) to develop classification algorithm to distinguish news and not news by ...
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Can anyone explain me the structure of the FCFG grammar

I was not able to understand the grammar rules explain in discourse.fcfg file. Can any one help me understanding SEM means in S[SEM = <app(?subj,?vp)>] -> NP[NUM=?n,SEM=?subj] VP[NUM=?n,SEM=...
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Syntax tree for this sentence [closed]

I am trying to find best way to get a syntax tree for this sentence: Planting seeds helps you grow your farm I thought of this: -------- S1 --------- | | --...
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What factors should I consider when setting a Linguistic Corpus price?

What are the factors that must be considered when setting a linguistic corpus price? Is there any standard model or something else I should follow?
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Is the word "Language" in "Natural Language Processing" plural or singular, count or mass? [closed]

I want to translate the word language in the term NLP to the Arabic language. so I wonder, In Natural Language Processing, if the word language is countable or uncountable? whether it is plural or ...
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How to generate similar sentence by given sentence?

I'd like to generate a similar sentence by a given sentence. e.g. by given "Mike, this is an apple." can generate "Tom, this is a pear." Which software can I use for such generation? ...
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"Rate" or "score" a word by various parameters

I’m working on a small project which involves a large list of words (single words, no sentence) and I would love to have a way to “rate” or “score” each word by some parameters. Right now I have two ...
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concept/name extraction rules

I'm doing an NLP research, trying to extract concepts/names from phrases, I need your help defining all rules for doing so, so i can feed them onto the computer. example rules I observed:if a ...
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Extracting adjective phrase from a sentence

Could someone point me to some open source NLP or machine learning library that can be used (possibly with some additional processing) to extract an adjective phrase from a sentence? I.e, given the ...
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Word Lists of Various Languages [closed]

I was looking for lists of words (preferably txt files) in various languages I was looking for just lists of words without any additional data spanning as many languages as possible. Thanks
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Do any English verbs end in -s or -es that are singular?

I'm trying to automatically determine if a verb is singular/plural in a program, I cannot think or find on Google any verb that ends in -s or -es before conjugation. Are there any?
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Formal Semantics - Set theory/Proofing (Not sure how to go around it)

I've got to do a proof to explain for any s, [[former president with long hair]]s = {x: there is an s’ before s such that x is a president with long hair in s’} when the structure is [former ...
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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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what does broken formal languages mean?

I am learning Stanford CS224N: natural language processing with Deep Learning. Chris said "a little bit broken formal languages" in Lecture 1. what does that mean? can any one give a concrete ...
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For each word in a corpus, find how many senses it has according to WordNet [closed]

I've come across this exercise in my studies and I do not know how to challenge, I've tried to follow examples though I can never find anything online that truly is symmetrical to what I'm trying to ...
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Similarity, Relatedness and Association [closed]

From the NLP point of view. what are the major differences between words synonym, similarity, relatedness and association. With examples if possible. Thank you
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What is the 'best' language, and by what metrics, why those metrics...? [closed]

This is sort of the old question that you'd see whispered about a lot in Western academia, and shouted out by linguists of the past, who had their own circumstances, own canons, own less-connected (?) ...

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