Language Identification

Language Identification

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Language identification is the process of determining which natural language given content is in. Traditionally, identification of written language - as practiced, for instance, in library science - has relied on manually identifying frequent words and letters known to be characteristic of particular languages. More recently, computational approaches have been applied to the problem, by viewing language identification as a special case of text categorization, a Natural Language Processing approach that relies on statistical methods. In the field of library science, language identification is important for categorizing materials. As librarians often have to categorize materials which are in languages they are not familiar with, they sometimes rely on tables of frequent words and distinctive letters or characters to help them identify languages. While identifying a single such word or character may not suffice to distinguish a language from another with a similar orthography, identifying several is often highly reliable.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Tract
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135633333
  • 9786135633337