Lexicon Development for Speech and Language Processing
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edited by Frank van Eynde and Dafydd Gibbon
This book offers a state-of-the-art survey of methods and
techniques for structuring, acquiring and maintaining lexical
resources for speech and language processing.
The first chapter provides a broad survey of the field of
computational lexicography, introducing most of the issues, terms
and topics which are addressed in more detail in the rest of the
book. The next two chapters focus on the structure and the
content of man-made lexicons, concentrating respectively on
(morpho-)syntactic and (morpho-)phonological information. Both
chapters adopt a declarative constraint-based methodology and pay
ample attention to the various ways in which lexical
generalizations can be formalized and exploited to enhance the
consistency and to reduce the redundancy of lexicons. A
complementary perspective is offered in the next two chapters,
which present techniques for automatically deriving lexical
resources from text corpora. These chapters adopt an inductive
data-oriented methodology and focus also on methods for
tokenization, lemmatization and shallow parsing. The next three
chapters focus on speech synthesis and speech recognition. The
last chapter takes a psycholinguistic perspective and addresses
the relation between storage and computation in the mental
The relevance of these topics for speech and language processing
is obvious, for since NLP systems need large lexica in order to
achieve reasonable coverage, and since the construction and
maintenance of large-size lexical resources is a complex and
costly task, it is of crucial importance for those who design or
build such systems to be aware of the latest developments in this
The intended audience for this book includes advanced students
and professional scientists working in the areas of computational
linguistics and language and speech technology.
The hardbound edition
is available Kluwer Academic Publishers (Dordrecht, NL).
A paperback edition is available directly from ELSNET for a special ELSNET
- Dafydd Gibbon "Computational lexicography"
- Gosse Bouma, Frank van Eynde & Dan Flickinger "Constraint-based
- Lynne Cahill, Julie Carson-Berndsen & Gerald Gazdar
"Phonology-based lexical knowledge representation. A tutorial."
- Walter Daelemans & Gert Durieux "Inductive lexicons "
- G. Grefenstette, A. Schiller & S. Ait-Mokhtar "Recognizing
lexical patterns in text"
- Christoph Draxler "Speech databases"
- Silvia Quazza & Henk van den Heuvel "The use of lexicons in
text-to-speech systems "
- Martine Adda-Decker & Lori Lamel "The use of lexica in Automatic
- Harald Baayen, Rob Schreuder & Richard Sproat "Morphology in the
mental lexicon. A computational model for visual word recognition"