This is an overview of the course Subareas of Natural Language Processing (in Swedish: Språkteknologiska delområden) that will be taught in the Winter term of 1997 at the department of Linguistics at the University of Uppsala.
The prime goal of the course is to give the students a more extensive introduction to four topics in Natural Language Processing. Some of these topics have been dealt with in the first year course Introduktionskurs i Språkteknologi. Each of the four topics can be chosen as a specialization topic in the third year of the STP programme.
You can take a look at summaries of the results of the evaluation forms of the course: the midcourse evaluation and the final evaluation. The final evaluation will be held in the last week of March.
The course is divided in four topics. Each topic will be covered in approximately two weeks (three weeks for MT). This course will be given by two teachers:
abr topic teacher 1. CALL Computer Aided Language Learning Erik Tjong Kim Sang 2. MT Machine Translation Anna Sågvall Hein 3. LRT Language Revision Tools Erik Tjong Kim Sang 4. SP Speech Processing Erik Tjong Kim Sang
date time room subject 1. må 1901 14-16 B147 CALL: lecture CALL links 2. ti 2001 14-16 B147 CALL: lecture 3. to 2201 14-16 B147 CALL: lecture 4. må 2601 13-17 H327 CALL: lab (two groups, deadline 980202:16/18) 5. ti 2701 13-17 H327 CALL: lab (two groups) 6. ti 0302 14-16 B147 MT: lecture 7. on 0402 14-16 B162 MT: lecture 8. to 0502 13-17 H327 MT: lab (staying home group, deadline 980302:16/18) 9. ti 1002 13-17 H327 MT: lab (travelling group) 10. on 1102 13-17 H327 MT: lab (travelling group) 11. to 1202 13-17 H327 MT: lab (staying home group) 12. ti 1702 15-17 A128 MT: lecture (midcourse evaluation) 13. on 1802 13-17 H327 MT: lab (travelling group) 14. to 1902 13-17 H327 MT: lab (staying group) 15. må 2302 14-16 H419 LRT: lecture LRT links 16. ti 2402 14-16 H419 LRT: lecture 17. on 2502 13-17 H327 MT: lab (two groups) 18. to 2602 14-16 A110 LRT: lecture 19. ti 0303 13-17 H327 LRT: lab (two groups, deadline 980317:16/18) 20. to 0503 13-17 H327 LRT: lab (two groups) 21. må 0903 14-16 H419 SP: lecture SP links 22. ti 1003 15-17 A110 SP: lecture 23. to 1203 14-16 K424 SP: lecture 24. to 1903 08-17 KTH SP: lab: HTML, Postscript, Travel info (deadline 980406:18/18)
The students will be make practical exercises for each topic and write reports about these exercises. For these exercises they will receive grades between 0 and 10 (G, VG and U for MT). These grades will determine their final grade of the course. The MT part may contain more than one assignment. The mark for this part will be determined by the mark for the Multra assignment provided that the student has completed all other MT assignments. In order to pass the course a student has to pass all topics, that is obtain a mark of at least G or at least 6.0 for each topic. In order to get VG for the course the student has pass all topics and obtain an average mark of at least 8.0. In the computation of the average the MT marks will be rated as G=7.0 and VG=9.0.
Because of the number of students the practical sessions will be split in two groups. The students may choose themselves if they want to be in the first or in the second group provided that the group is not already complete. Students are allowed to work together during the practical exercises. However a group that submits one report cannot include more than two persons.
The students will receive literature summaries for the topics CALL, LRT and SP during the course. For MT the books of Beskow and Hutchins and Somers are recommended. People that want more reading material can consult the following list: