Summary: Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science--Statistical Methods
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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE
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Statistical methods#computational linguistics#machine learning#stochastic grammars
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"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.
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