An anonymized list of grades is also available .
The grade for language technology is combined with that for speech technology and then reported in Progress.
This site accompanies the "language" half of the course "Taal- en Spraaktechnologie" (Language and Speech Technology"). The part on language technology focuses on the applications of techniques in computational linguistics, where "application" is understood broadly, encompassing both practical and commercial applications, where one attempts to do something practically useful with the technology, but also scientific applications, where one applies technology in order to satisfy scientific curiosity.
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The course is designed to give students a broad view of current language technology with some background on how it has developed. Focus points will be the need for corpora and the need for evaluation, with case studies on practical applications in computer-assisted language learning, information extraction and machine translation, and applications to scientific questions in first and second language acquisition and in language variation.
At the end of this course students should be able to evaluate reports on language technology critically, especially in the areas of the case studies.
See the list of example exam questions as an indication of the contents of the exam.
|1.||31 Aug||Why Language Technology?||John Nerbonne||Introduction|
|CALL||John Nerbonne||NLP in CALL||GLOSSER|
|Language Contact||John Nerbonne||Foreigner Talk|
|2.||7 Sept.||Habeas Corpus!||John Nerbonne||Corpora|
|3.||14 Sept.||Discourse||Jennifer Spenader||Discourse|
|4.||21 Sept.||1st Language Acquisition||Çagri Çötelkin||Simulating Acquisition|
|Hartmut Fitz||Syntax Acquisition|
|5.||28 Sept.||Machine Translation||Gideon Kotzé||Machine Translation||1950's MT|
|Information Extraction||John Nerbonne||Extracting Terminologies|
|6.||5 Oct.||Generation||Daniel de Kok||Fluent Generation|
|Variation||Martijn Wieling||Linguistic Varieties|
|6+||!Thurs.! 8 Oct.||Exam Preparation||Example questions|
|9.||Mon. 26 Oct.||Exam||Examenhal|
|+||Thurs. 14 Jan.||Resit Exam||Examenhal|
Dr. Jennifer Spenader normally teaches this course and kindly made her materials available. About three quarters of the materials on corpora were developed by Jennifer and all of the materials on discourse.
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Last modified: Mon Aug 17, 2009