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Introduction to Chinese Natural Language Processing

Kam-Fai Wong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Wenji Li (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Ruifeng Xu (City University of Hong Kong)
Zheng-sheng Zhang (San Diego State University)

Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies #4 (Morgan & 
Claypool Publishers), 2009, 148 pages

This book introduces Chinese language-processing issues and techniques 
to readers who already have a basic background in natural language 
processing (NLP). Since the major difference between Chinese and 
Western languages is at the word level, the book primarily focuses on 
Chinese morphological analysis and introduces the concept, structure, 
and interword semantics of Chinese words.

The following topics are covered: a general introduction to Chinese 
NLP; Chinese characters, morphemes, and words and the characteristics 
of Chinese words that have to be considered in NLP applications; 
Chinese word segmentation; unknown word detection; word meaning and 
Chinese linguistic resources; interword semantics based on word 
collocation and NLP techniques for collocation extraction.

Table of Contents: Introduction / Words in Chinese / Challenges in 
Chinese Morphological Processing / Chinese Word Segmentation / Unknown 
Word Identification / Word Meaning / Chinese Collocations / Automatic 
Chinese Collocation Extraction / Appendix / References / Author 


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