Dan Jurafsky is an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics, and by courtesy in Department of Computer Science, at Stanford University. Previously, he was on the faculty of the University of Colorado, Boulder, in the Linguistics and Computer Science departments and the Institute of Cognitive Science. He was born in Yonkers, New York, and received a B.A. in Linguistics in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1992, both from the University of California at Berkeley. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 1998 and the MacArthur Fellowship in 2002. He has published over 90 papers on a wide range of topics in speech and language processing.
James H. Martin is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and in the Department of Linguistics, and a fellow in the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was born in New York City, received a B.S. in Comoputer Science from Columbia University in 1981 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988. He has authored over 70 publications in computer science including the book A Computational Model of Metaphor Interpretation.
The book is thorough and comprehensive and suitable for all levels of learners.
I'm in middle of reading this book as an introduction to NLP without a teacher, and I find it very clear, easy to read, and informative.
I believe this book is perfect for everyone who starts in speech and language processing.
I purchased this textbook initially for a class in natural language processing in the Biomedical Informatics domain. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amol Bhalla
Needless to say, this is a classic in the NLP domain. It is different with most of other NLP book in that it focuses "real" computational linguistics but tons of other... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Marlin
I purchased this book as a companion to the free Stanford NLP class being taught by Dan Jurafsky and Chris Manning. Read morePublished on March 14, 2012 by GeooeG
I'm almost a quarter of the way through this book and am very happy with it so far. It covers a lot of territory, including both text and speech. Read morePublished on February 9, 2012 by EdK
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I had to buy this textbook for my NLP class. I wasn't thrilled about needing to purchase this book due to its price, but I have been pleasantly surprised by the excellent writing. Read morePublished on September 26, 2011 by C. Matheson
This is one of the books that I consider as a starting point / reference whenever I need to deal with a practical natural language processing (NLP) problem. Read morePublished on April 17, 2011 by Emre Sevinc
The dictionary defines "introduction" to a subject as "an elementary treatise", which this book most definitely is not. Read morePublished on November 3, 2010 by ShoppingGeek