By Philippe Blache (auth.), Henning Christiansen, Peter Rossen Skadhauge, Jørgen Villadsen (eds.)
This quantity includes chosen and carefully revised papers plus contributions from invited audio system provided on the First foreign Workshop on C- straint fixing and Language Processing, held in Roskilde, Denmark, September 1–3, 2004. Constraint Programming and Constraint fixing, specifically Constraint good judgment Programming, seem to be a truly promising platform, might be the main promising current platform, for bringing ahead the state-of-the-art in traditional language processing, this because of the naturalness in speci?cation and the direct relation to e?cient implementation. Language, within the current context, may possibly - fer to written and spoken language, formal and semiformal language, or even common enter info to multimodal and pervasive platforms, that are dealt with in a great deal a similar methods utilizing constraint programming. The idea of constraints, with somewhat di?ering meanings, practice within the ch- acterization of linguistic and cognitive phenomena, in formalized linguistic m- els in addition to in implementation-oriented frameworks. Programming innovations for constraint fixing were, and nonetheless are, in a interval with swift devel- ment of latest e?cient tools and paradigms from which language processing can pro?t. a typical metaphor for human language processing is one large c- straintsolvingprocessinwhichthedi?erent(-lyspeci?ed)linguisticandcognitive levels ensue in parallel and with mutual cooperation, which ?ts fairly good with present constraint programming paradigms.