Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) grew out of a need to write enterprise software based on Office
technology. The book chooses to satisfy this need from a practical perspective. Therefore, the book is
focused on delivering practical solutions for those seeking to port existing functionality to VSTO. Where
necessary, however, the book injects a healthy dose of theory so that developers can learn to think and
feel in this new technology.
Search is an amazing field of study, because it offers infinite possibilities for how we might find
and make information available to people. We join with the authors in encouraging readers to
approach this book with a view toward discovering and creating new ways to search. Google's
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we welcome any contribution you make toward achieving this goal.
VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Description Language) is a language for describing hardware. Its requirement emerged during the VHSIC development program of the US Department of Defense. The department organized a work shop in 1981 to lay down the specifications of a language which could describe hardware at various levels of abstractions, could generate test signals and record responses, and could act as a medium of information exchange between the chip foundries and the CAD tool operators.
Ebook The Language Hacking Guide is a learning tool designed by Benny Lewis, who is better known as Benny the Irish Polyglot from Fluent in 3 Months blog. According to its author, this program is the culmination of his years-worth of research and travels in search for new cultures and experiences. It primarily caters to people who are interested in learning a new language and are looking to do so in a short amount of time.
The Matlab programming language provides an excellent introductory language, with built-in graph-ical, mathematical, and user-interface capabilities. The goal is that the student learns tobuild computational models with graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that enable exploration of model behavior.
Vietnamese is spoken by about 80 millions people around the world, yet very few concrete works on this language have been noticed in Natural Language Processing (NLP) until now. Neither tools nor language resources are shared in public research. Except a few works carried out on English to Vietnamese, research in this domain has not until recently raised much attention amongst the scientific community in Vietnam.
Logic programming, an important new method of compute programming resulting from recent research in artifucial intelligence and computer science, has proved to be especially appropriate for solving problems in natrual-language processing. "Prolog and Natural Language Analysis" provides a concise and practical introduction to logic programming and the logic-programming language Prolog both as vehicles for understanding elementary computational linguistics and as tools for implementing the basic components of natural-language-processing systems....
To facilitate the use of syntactic information in the study of child language acquisition, a coding scheme for Grammatical Relations (GRs) in transcripts of parent-child dialogs has been proposed by Sagae, MacWhinney and Lavie (2004). We discuss the use of current NLP techniques to produce the GRs in this annotation scheme. By using a statistical parser (Charniak, 2000) and memorybased learning tools for classiﬁcation (Daelemans et al., 2004), we obtain high precision and recall of several GRs. ...
Ebook Fairyland 2: My Language Portfolio is a tool to accompany your learning of languages throughout your school life and is suitable for documenting your learning when you are changing schools, moving to another level with a different teacher or when you are moving to another country.
Computer technology has been used in language teaching since the 1980’s. However, with the advent of Internet, the computer has been transformed from a tool for information processing and display to a tool for information processing and communication. The instant worldwide connections enabled by the Internet have changed the way teachers and learners work in their teaching and learning of second/foreign language. Indeed, the use of the Internet and the World Wide Web in second and foreign language instruction has been increasingly recognized.
Assembly language is essentially the native language of your computer. Technically the processor of your machine understands machine code (consisting of ones and zeroes). But in order to write such a machine code program, you first write it in assembly language and then use an assembler to convert it to machine code.
We propose a new speciﬁcally designed method for paraphrase generation based on Monte-Carlo sampling and show how this algorithm is suitable for its task. Moreover, the basic algorithm presented here leaves a lot of opportunities for future improvement. In particular, our algorithm does not constraint the scoring function in opposite to Viterbi based decoders. It is now possible to use some global features in paraphrase scoring functions. This algorithm opens new outlooks for paraphrase generation and other natural language processing applications like statistical machine translation.
ProLiV - Animated Process-modeler of Complex (Computational) Linguistic Methods and Theories - is a fully modular, ﬂexible, XML-based stand-alone Java application, used for computer-assisted learning in Natural Language Processing (NLP) or Computational Linguistics (CL).
We present a rule−based shallow− parser compiler, which allows to generate a robust shallow−parser for any language, even in the absence of training data, by resorting to a very limited number of rules which aim at identifying constituent boundaries. We contrast our approach to other approaches used for shallow−parsing (i.e. finite−state and probabilistic methods). We present an evaluation of our tool for English (Penn Treebank) and for French (newspaper corpus "LeMonde") for several tasks (NP−chunking & "deeper" parsing) . ...
Reading is known to be an essential task in language learning, but ﬁnding the appropriate text for every learner is far from easy. In this context, automatic procedures can support the teacher’s work. Some tools exist for English, but at present there are none for French as a foreign language (FFL). In this paper, we present an original approach to assessing the readability of FFL texts using NLP techniques and extracts from FFL textbooks as our corpus. Two logistic regression models based on lexical and grammatical features are explored and give quite good predictions on new texts. ...
Difﬁculty of reading scholarly papers is signiﬁcantly reduced by reader-friendly writing principles. Writing reader-friendly text, however, is challenging due to difﬁculty in recognizing problems in one’s own writing. To help scholars identify and correct potential writing problems, we introduce SWAN (Scientiﬁc Writing AssistaNt) tool. SWAN is a rule-based system that gives feedback based on various quality metrics based on years of experience from scientiﬁc writing classes including 960 scientists of various backgrounds: life sciences, engineering sciences and economics. ...
Data-driven systems for natural language processing have the advantage that they can easily be ported to any language or domain for which appropriate training data can be found. However, many data-driven systems require careful tuning in order to achieve optimal performance, which may require specialized knowledge of the system. We present MaltOptimizer, a tool developed to facilitate optimization of parsers developed using MaltParser, a data-driven dependency parser generator.
After you read this chapter you should be able to: Discuss the importance of project management, feasibility assessment, documentation, and data and information gathering techniques; discuss the purpose of each system development phase; differentiate between lowlevel languages and procedural languages;...