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"Episode 78" machine mistranslation etymology

The source of this mistranslation series was identified by Japanese internet users as parallel corpus data contaminated by a Japanese TV reality show program あいのり Ainori. According to this article, a ...
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Is there a topic in linguistics that uses differential calculus or AP stats level statistics?

Statistics are very useful in linguistics, but the relevant techniques go far beyond AP level. Calculus is not directly useful, but calculus (especially integral) is essential background for higher-...
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Is there a topic in linguistics that uses differential calculus or AP stats level statistics?

For sure, statistics and probability theory has been extensively used in linguistics, you can see for example the papers published in the Journal of Quantitative Linguistics. On the other hand, I do ...
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Is there a topic in linguistics that uses differential calculus or AP stats level statistics?

Linguistics uses various mathematical tools. Statistics is widely used in many sub-disciplines. Work in phonetics, for example, typically requires at least the level of statistical training that you ...
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Is large language model “perplexity” on an input the total of its perplexity for the smallest parts?

No, one cannot rightfully assume that the perplexity of the language model (LM) on character level is 6 times the perplexity of the model on word level. The reason for this is that perplexity and the ...
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What are some good books/MOOCs in field of computational semantic analysis?

Checkout the ACL their papers are (nearly?) all available online. Use Google Scholar to figure out which are the important ones ;)
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What are some good books/MOOCs in field of computational semantic analysis?

Here are some. Hope that helps. 1) Hobbs, J. R. and Shieber, S. M. (1987). An algorithm for generating quantifier scopings. Computational Linguistics,13(1), 47–55. 2) Main, M.G. and Benson, D. B. (...
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