Language Technology Project 2005

The Language Technology Project 2005 was a Masters course taught at the University of Amsterdam in the third part of the first semester (January/February 2005). The course was presented by Karin Müller and Erik Tjong Kim Sang. The goal of the course was to design and build a basic natural language processing system in a team of six to eight people.

The obligatory first meeting was on Monday, 10 January, at 10:00 o'clock at Science Park Watergraafsmeer, Kruislaan 403, Room F0.13 (Informatics Institute). The group meetings took place at 10-13 o'clock at Kruislaan 403 (schedule).

The course has attracted eight students which worked as a single team on the topic of Named Entity Linking. An open presentation of the results was held at Thursday 3 February, starting at 10:00 in room F0.13 (Kruislaan 403).

The assessment of the course was based on an evaluation of the quality of:

  1. the bi-weekly progress presentations (20%)
  2. the code and design of the system (20%)
  3. the final project presentation (20%)
  4. the produced final report describing the project (40%)

This project has produced:

There is also a summary available of the course evaluation forms.


Last update: November 20, 2006,