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Wilks, Yorick 1939-

Works: 134 works in 418 publications in 2 languages and 9,681 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: P308, 006.3
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Most widely held works about Yorick Wilks
Most widely held works by Yorick Wilks
The Foundations of artificial intelligence : a sourcebook( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computational semantics : an introduction to artificial intelligence and natural language comprehension by Eugene Charniak( Book )

31 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguistics. Artificial intelligence. Related fields. Computation
Grammar, meaning and the machine analysis of language by Yorick Wilks( Book )

14 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Automatic natural language parsing( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electric words : dictionaries, computers, and meanings by Yorick Wilks( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Informatique ; génie informatique (gi)]
Theoretical issues in natural language processing by Yorick Wilks( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machine translation : theoretical and methodological issues by Sergei Nirenburg( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offers the most historically significant English-language articles on MT [Machine Translation]. The book is organized in three sections. The historical section contains articles from MT's beginnings through the late 1960s. The second section, on theoretical and methodological issues, covers sublanguage and controlled input, the role of humans in machine-aided translation, the impact of certain linguistic approaches, the transfer versus interlingua question, and the representation of meaning and knowledge. The third section, on system design, covers knowledge-based, statistical, and example-based approaches to multilevel analysis and representation, as well as computational issues"--Bookjacket
Artificial believers : the ascription of belief by Afzal Ballim( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modeling of individual beliefs is essential to the computer understanding of natural languages. Phenomena at all levels -- syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic -- cannot be fully analyzed in the absence of models of a hearer and of the hearer's model of other believers. The heart of this text is the presentation of an artificial intelligence (AI) program intended to simulate certain aspects of a human believer. This book provides a prolog program, Viewgen, that maintains belief structures about the world and other believers, and is able to ascribe beliefs to others without direct evidence
Language, cohesion and form : Margaret Masterman by Margaret Masterman( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Masterman was a pioneer in the field of computational linguistics. This volume brings together Masterman's groundbreaking papers for the first time. Through his insightful commentaries, Yorick Wilks argues that Masterman came close to developing a computational theory of language meaning based on the ideas of Wittgenstein, and shows the importance of her work in the philosophy of science and the nature of iconic languages. Of key interest in computational linguistics and artificial intelligence, it will remind scholars of Masterman's significant contribution to the field."--Jacket
Machine conversations by Yorick Wilks( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Machine Conversations is a collection of some of the best research available in the practical arts of machine conversation. The book describes various attempts to create practical and flexible machine conversation - ways of talking to computers in an unrestricted version of English or some other language. While this book employs and advances the theory of dialogue and its linguistic underpinnings, the emphasis is on practice, both in university research laboratories and in company research and development."--BOOK JACKET. "Machine Conversations is a reference for researchers interested in computational linguistics, cognitive science, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, human computer interfaces and machine learning."--Jacket
Machine translation : its scope and limits by Yorick Wilks( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Machine Translation is the author's comprehensive view of machine translation (MT) from the perspective of a participant in its history and development. The text considers MT as a fundamental part of Artificial Intelligence and the ultimate test-bed for all computational linguistics, covering historical and contemporary systems in Europe, the US and Japan." "The author describes and contrasts a range of approaches to MT's challenges and problems, and shows the evolution of conflicting approaches to MT towards some kind of skeptical consensus on future progress. The volume includes historic papers, updated with commentaries detailing their significance both at the time of their writing and now. The book concludes with a discussion of the most recent developments in the field and prospects for the future, which have been much changed by the arrival of the World Wide Web." "Anyone interested in the progress of science and technology, particularly computer scientists and students, will find this a fascinating exploration of MT technology."--Jacket
Words and intelligence I : selected papers by Yorick Wilks by Yorick Wilks( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yorick Wilks is a central figure in the fields of Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence. His influence extends to many areas and includes contributions to Machines Translation, word sense disambiguation, dialogue modeling and Information Extraction. This book celebrates the work of Yorick Wilks in the form of a selection of his papers which are intended to reflect the range and depth of his work. The volume accompanies a Festschrift which celebrates his contribution to the fields of Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence. The papers include early work carried out at Cambridge University, descriptions of groundbreaking work on Machine Translation and Preference Semantics as well as more recent works on belief modeling and computational semantics. The selected papers reflect Yorick's contribution to both practical and theoretical aspects of automatic language processing. This book forms a two-part set together with Words and Intelligence II: Essays in Honor of Yorick Wilks, a collection of original contributions from eminent scientists, by the same editors."--Publisher's website
Natural language processing as a foundation of the semantic web by Yorick Wilks( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main argument of this paper is that Natural Language Processing (NLP) does, and will continue to, underlie the Semantic Web (SW), including its initial construction from unstructured sources like the World Wide Web (WWW), whether its advocates realise this or not. Chiefly, we argue, such NLP activity is the only way up to a defensible notion of meaning at conceptual levels (in the original SW diagram) based on lower level empirical computations over usage. Our aim is definitely not to claim logic-bad, NLP-good in any simple-minded way, but to argue that the SW will be a fascinating interaction of these two methodologies, again like the WWW (which has been basically a field for statistical NLP research) but with deeper content. Only NLP technologies (and chiefly information extraction) will be able to provide the requisite RDF knowledge stores for the SW from existing unstructured text databases in the WWW, and in the vast quantities needed. There is no alternative at this point, since a wholly or mostly hand-crafted SW is also unthinkable, as is a SW built from scratch and without reference to the WWW. We also assume that, whatever the limitations on current SW representational power we have drawn attention to here, the SW will continue to grow in a distributed manner so as to serve the needs of scientists, even if it is not perfect. The WWW has already shown how an imperfect artefact can become indispensable
Seven theses on artificial intelligence and natural language by Yorick Wilks( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural language understanding systems within the AI paradigm : a survey and some comparisons by Yorick Wilks( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TINLAP-3, theoretical issues in natural language processing-3 : position papers, New Mexico State University, January 7-9, 1987( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preference semantics by Yorick Wilks( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preference semantics (PS) is a set of formal procedures for representing the meaning structure of natural language, with a view to embodying that structure within a system that can be said to understand, rather than within the 'derivational paradigm', of transformational grammar (TG) and generative semantics (GS), which seeks to determine the well-formedness, or otherwise, of sentences. A system of preference semantics is outlined in which for each phase or clause of a complex sentence, the system builds up a network of lexical trees with the aid of structured items called templates and, at the next level, it structures those networks with higher level items called paraplates and common-sense inference rules. At each stage the system directs itself towards the correct network by always opting for the most 'semantically dense' one it can construct. It is suggested that this opting for the 'greatest semantic density' can be seen as an interpretation of Joos' 'Semantic Axiom Number 1'. It is argued that the analysis of quite simple examples requires the use of inductive rules of inference which cannot, theoretically cannot, be accommodated within the derivational paradigm. (Modified author abstract)
Making preferences more active by Yorick Wilks( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goals of linguistic theory revisited by Roger C Schank( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination is made of the original goals of generative linguistic theory. It is suggested that these goals were well defined but misguided with respect to their avoidance of the problem of modeling performance. With developments such as generative semantics, it is no longer clear that the goals are clearly defined. The authors argue that it is vital for linguistics to concern itself with the procedures that humans use in language. They then introduce a number of basic human competencies in the field of language understanding, understanding in context and the use of inferential information, and argue that the modeling of these aspects of language understanding requires procedures of a sort that cannot be easily accomodated within the dominant paradigm. In particular, the report holds that the procedures that will be required in these cases ought to be linguistic, and that a simple importation of techniques from logic may create a linguistics in which there cannot be procedures of the required sort. (Modified author abstract)
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The Foundations of artificial intelligence : a sourcebook
Alternative Names
Wilks, Y.

Wilks, Y. 1939-

Wilks, Y. (Yorick), 1939-

Wilks, Yorick.

Wilks, Yorick A.

Wilks, Yorick A. 1939-

Wilks, Yorick Alexander

Wilks, Yorick Alexander 1939-

Yorick Wilks Brits informaticus

Yorick Wilks informaticien britannique

Yorick Wilks informático teórico del Reino Unido

Уилкс, Йорик

English (235)

Italian (1)

Electric words : dictionaries, computers, and meaningsMachine translation : theoretical and methodological issuesLanguage, cohesion and form : Margaret MastermanMachine conversationsMachine translation : its scope and limitsWords and intelligence I : selected papers by Yorick WilksNatural language processing as a foundation of the semantic web