Questions tagged [computational-linguistics]

An interdisciplinary field concerned with the statistical or rule-based modeling of natural language from a computational perspective.

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Are FSA and FSTs used in NLP nowadays?

Finite state automata and transducers are computational models that were widely used decades before in natural language processing for morphological parsing and other nlp tasks. I wonder if these ...
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How does one detect linguistic recursion so as to know how much nesting there is, if any?

To be clear, recursion in linguistics is here better called "nesting" in this CS context to avoid confusing it with the other recursion. How does one detect nesting? I am particularly ...
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EEG and Accelerometer Neural Network

I have frequency EEG data from fall and non-fall events and I am trying to incorporate it with accelerometer data that was collected at the same time. One approach is, of course, to use two separate ...
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How can I compare EEG data with accelerometer data in 1 algorithm?

I have frequency EEG data from fall and non-fall events and I am trying to incorporate it with accelerometer data that was collected at the same time. One approach is, of course, to use two separate ...
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Techniques for sentence transformation and consistency

I'm looking for NLP techniques to transform sentences without affecting their meaning, and measures of textual consistency. For example, techniques that could transform active voice into passive voice,...
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Is there a way to understand the type of a sentence?

I am a beginner, just started studying around NLP, specifically various language models. So far, my understanding is that - the goal is to understand/produce natural language. So far the methods I ...
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How to recognise metaphors in NLP?

Is there software available which can extract metaphors from texts? eg: His words cut deeper than a knife. Or a simpler form like : eg: Life is a journey that must be travelled no matter how bad ...
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Neural machine translation, that outputs multiple alternative, ambiguous translations?

Is there neural machine translation methods, that for one input sentence outputs multiple alternative output sentences in that target language. It is quite possible, that sentence in source language ...
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Looking for NLP technique and drawing a blank

Within a piece of text, I'm trying to detect who did what to whom. For instance, in the following sentences: CV hit IV. CV was hit by IV. I'd like to know who hit whom. I can't remember what ...
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How to parse conjunctions in natural language processing?

Is there an accepted way in NLP to parse conjunctions (and/or) in a sentence? By following the example below, how would I parse I drink orange juice if its the weekend or if it's late and I'm ...
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“Vocal captcha” for robots on the phone?

With all the Google I/O stuff coming out, how can I verify that I have an actual human on the phone using only voice? Are there still vocal things humans can, but robots can't do? Conditions: the ...
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Analogies and similarity

The more I think about machine learning the more I realize the importance of finding similarities by using analogies as a way of learning. If I want to categorize words into hierarchical tree this ...
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Is there any modern NLP implementation similar to Winograd SHRDLU?

I have came across the Winograd SHRDLU program and I found it very interesting and aspiring. What is the consensus regarding it? Are there any similar attempts? I'm reading the book of Terry ...
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How could an AI interpret the requests of a human without the human needing to specify every detail?

Let the request be the thing that we asked the AI to do, not necessarily using commands. Nowadays, we have our personal AI in our devices: Siri by Apple, Cortana by Microsoft, and so on. Most times, ...
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What non-math/CS classes are good supplements for computational neuroscience and/or linguistics? [closed]

Note: I wanted to ask a meta-post first to see if this site was supposed to be used only for AI-related questions, or if AI-related questions such as this were allowed, too, but apparently you need to ...
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What is predicate argument recognition?

There is a study about The Necessity of Parsing for Predicate Argument Recognition, however I couldn't find much information about 'Predicate Argument Recognition' which could explain it. What is it ...