This is an overview of the course Subareas of Natural Language Processing (in Swedish: Språkteknologiska delområden) that was taught in the Winter term of 1997 at the department of Linguistics at the University of Uppsala.
The prime goal of the course was to give the students a more extensive introduction to four topics in Natural Language Processing. Some of these topics had 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 STP programme in year three.
You can take a look at summaries of the results of the midcourse evaluation and the final evaluation.
The course is divided in four topics. Each topic will be covered in six classes. This course will be given by two teachers:
abr topic teacher 1. MT Machine Translation Anna Sågvall-Hein 2. CALL Computer Aided Language Learning Erik Tjong Kim Sang 3. LRT Language Revision Tools Erik Tjong Kim Sang 4. SP Speech Processing Erik Tjong Kim Sang
date time room subject 1. on 2901 09-11 K224 MT 2. on 2901 13-17 H327 MT: Multra lab (two groups) 3. on 0502 09-11 F318 MT 4. on 0502 13-17 H327 MT: Multra lab (two groups) 5. on 1202 09-11 F318 MT 6. on 1202 13-17 H327 MT: Multra lab (two groups) MTA text 8. on 1902 09-11 H327 MT: Trados lab group 1 7. on 1902 13-15 K214 MT: Björn Beskow 8. on 1902 15-17 H327 MT: Trados lab group 2 9. må 2402 10-12 H331 CALL: lecture CALL links 10. on 2602 10-12 A162 CALL: lecture 11. fr 2802 12-14 A144 CALL: lecture 12. må 0303 12-16 H327 CALL: lab (two groups) lab results 13. on 0503 12-16 H327 CALL: lab (two groups) 14. må 1003 10-12 B105 LRT: lecture LRT links 15. on 1203 12-14 B125 LRT: lecture 16. fr 1403 12-14 F412 LRT: lecture 18a ti 1803 10-12 H327 LRT: lab (group one) 17. on 1903 13-17 H327 LRT: lab (two groups) 18b fr 2103 15-17 H327 LRT: lab (group two) 19. må 2403 12-14 A162 SP: lecture SP links 20. ti 2503 10-12 A162 SP: lecture 21. on 2603 10-12 B105 SP: lecture 22. on 2603 13-17 H327 LRT: lab (two groups) 23a to 0304 15-17 H327 SP: lab (group 1) 23b fr 0404 15-17 H327 SP: lab (group 2)
The students will be make practical exercises for each topic. 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. 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: