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Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science--Statistical Methods Copyright Macmillan Reference Ltd 03 January 2002 Page 1
 

Summary: Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science--Statistical Methods
ęCopyright Macmillan Reference Ltd 03 January 2002 Page 1
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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE
2000
Macmillan Reference Ltd
Statistical Methods
Statistical methods#computational linguistics#machine learning#stochastic grammars
Abney, Steven
Steven Abney
AT&T Laboratories - Research
"Statistical methods" refers here specifically to statistical methods in computational
linguistics. This represents a new body of practice in computational linguistics that
has become standard over the last decade.
Introduction
Over the last decade or so a new body of practice has become standard in
computational linguistics. It is known variously as corpus-based, empirical, or
statistical methods of language analysis, most common being the simple rubric
statistical methods. Present-day computational linguistics differs from "traditional"
computational linguistics in the pervasiveness of probabilities in its theoretical

  

Source: Abney, Steven P. - School of Information, University of Michigan
Lin, Dekang - Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences