Authors: van Eijck, Jan, and Christina Unger
Title: Computational Semantics with Functional Programming
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Sep 23, 2010
Computational semantics is a relatively new term for using computing systems (software) to extract meaning from natural language input. The meaning of any string of text can be derived from correctly interpreting the meanings of the individual words in it, and this process can be made so precise that it can be implemented on a computer. The key is to combine the diverse sciences of linguistics, computer science, logic and philosophy, in a high level Functional Programming environment to create algorithms and heuristics that extract meaning from text.