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Text generation and systemic-functional linguistics

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Hardback in very good condition. Title page has a stamp from a business 

Text generation is the processing of information that is stored at a higher level than grammatical structures and lexical items (such as sentences and words), organizing and re-expressing it so that it can appear as a worded text. Of course it interests those working on artificial intelligence, but it should also interest linguists as a linguistic research task.;The image of linguistics in computational areas is often derived from Chomsky's work, but this is limited because there are many areas crucial to computational linguistics - discourse, context and register, for instance - which fall outside Chomskyan theorizing. For this reason Matthiessen and Bateman prefer to use systemic linguistics, which interprets and represents language not as a rule-system for generating structures but as a resource for expressing and making meanings. There is a similarity between problem-solving in artificial intelligence and the systemic-functional approach to language developed by Hallida and adopted by Matthiessen and Bateman. Both involve the use of a network of inter-related choice points (a system network) making explicit what resources are available. Using examples from English and Japanese the authors explain what systemic-functional linguistics is, and how it can be useful in the task of text generation.

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Author(s):
Matthiessen, Christian M. I. M.; Bateman, John A.
Condition:
Used: very good
EAN-13:
9780861877119
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
086187711x
ISBN-13:
9780861877119
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
348
Publisher:
Pinter

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Hardback in very good condition. Title page has a stamp from a business 

Text generation is the processing of information that is stored at a higher level than grammatical structures and lexical items (such as sentences and words), organizing and re-expressing it so that it can appear as a worded text. Of course it interests those working on artificial intelligence, but it should also interest linguists as a linguistic research task.;The image of linguistics in computational areas is often derived from Chomsky's work, but this is limited because there are many areas crucial to computational linguistics - discourse, context and register, for instance - which fall outside Chomskyan theorizing. For this reason Matthiessen and Bateman prefer to use systemic linguistics, which interprets and represents language not as a rule-system for generating structures but as a resource for expressing and making meanings. There is a similarity between problem-solving in artificial intelligence and the systemic-functional approach to language developed by Hallida and adopted by Matthiessen and Bateman. Both involve the use of a network of inter-related choice points (a system network) making explicit what resources are available. Using examples from English and Japanese the authors explain what systemic-functional linguistics is, and how it can be useful in the task of text generation.

Author(s):
Matthiessen, Christian M. I. M.; Bateman, John A.
Condition:
Used: very good
EAN-13:
9780861877119
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
086187711x
ISBN-13:
9780861877119
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
348
Publisher:
Pinter

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