Published May 1999 by
The MIT Press
This book is designed as a thorough introduction to statistical approaches to natural language processing. There is a companion website for the book.
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The chapter headings are given below. A more detailed table of contents is available from MIT Press, and the full contents can also be downloaded as a postscript file.