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Applied Combinatorics on Words

AuthorsM. Lothaire, J. (Ed.) Berstel, D. (Ed.) Perrin Entered2004-02-12 09:52:21 by kalkibagawan
Editedit data record FreedomCopyrighted, doesn't cost money to read, but otherwise not free (disclaimer)
SubjectQ.A - Mathematics. Computer science
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Buy it if you work in text processing, biology or mathematics
by Venkata subramaniam on 2007-12-20 23:44:50, review #502
better than 90%
better than 90%
I would recommend this book to students and researchers working in areas as diverse as text processing, biology and mathematics. I believe it would be a useful foundation for those working on information retrieval, information extraction, natural language processing, linguistics, bioinformatics and combinatorics. I would particularly recommend it to graduate students working on any form of text processing as it would give them a robust grounding on the mathematics of words. Particularly information retrieval and information extraction suffer from a lack of mathematical thoroughness. I believe this stems from the kind of training students in this area undergo. I did a search on google for university courses that use this book. Very sadly, I found few! I think a course based on this book would give a solid foundation to students wanting to work on text engineering, natural language processing and bioinformatics. Many of the chapters also contain problems at the end that can be prescribed as exercises to students. The figures and overall presentation are good. The writing style of the book makes useful and interesting reading. A website ( maintained by one of the editors of the book provides implementations of some of the algorithms and solutions to problems given in the book. for a detailed review go to:

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