Posts Tagged ‘linguistics’

Exploring the Possibilities of Modern Linguistics at ABBYY

Ivan Kulikov of Gazea.ru recently wrote, “What is the difference between the search engine function and computer linguistics? Can natural language and machine language be merged? What counts as a language? Vladimir Selegey, head of the faculty of computer linguistics at the Russian State University for the Humanities and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and director of the ABBYY linguistics research company, answered these and other questions for Gazeta.ru.”

Selegey stated, “The linguistics technology behind modern search engines is pretty basic. Let me explain what I mean here. Search engines are currently dominated by statistical methodology: they deliver quick results but without any linguistic analysis; they compare humongous quantities of text data on the system and the history of queries that have been fed in. Read more

What is a Semantic Platform?

Bryan Bell, Expert SystemTo begin: Semantics is the study of meaning. It focuses on the relation between words and phrases and due to the relationship what they mean in context. Semantics is a game changer when it comes to the management of large volumes of structured and unstructured data. Having the ability to understand words in context using lexical or linguistic semantics will drive linked data initiatives and ultimately, as many believe, will make Web 3.0 a reality. With this in mind, possessing a “semantic platform” is the new marketing target for many software companies and they are quickly moving to describe themselves as a semantic platform in hopes of aligning themselves with the semantic snowball as it continues to gather speed.

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