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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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"Episode 78" machine mistranslation etymology

This is due to one of the mayor disadventages of statistical machine translation systems as the one Google is using: In general nobody knows exactly based on which information a certain mistranslation ...
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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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How lexical ambiguity addressed in phrase-based SMT

Well, a word like 'bank' that is ambiguous between 'financial institution' and 'side of a river' will often be disambiguated by context. So, the first sense is talked about near words like 'money', ...
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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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"Episode 78" machine mistranslation etymology

One potential source of this kind of seemingly incomprehensible corpus-poisoning could be the use of translation memories from Computer-Aided Translation tools. Human translators not infrequently have ...
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"Episode 78" machine mistranslation etymology

Look if the surrounding context has anything to do with Japanese pop-culture. The "花*花" duet had a song in 2012 titled "さよなら 大好きな人". "Take on Me" and "When the Going get Tough, the Tough Get Going" ...
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What statistical methods are appropriate to comparing e.g. VOT across different groups?

I don't think you've given enough detail about what you want to do with 'some statistical analysis', but I'll take a stab. I am not a stats expert, so these rough ideas will need to be checked by ...
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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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Can the entropy per word be caculated precisely?And relation among information theory, semantics, and pragmatics

There are several points here that I should address. What we have gotten about the expected per word entropy of random yet grammatical text is just some upper bound of the the expected per word ...
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