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Practical natural language processing

Course
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-15851
Tuition
Full education cost: 16 750 SEK
First payment: 16 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees


Summary

This course gives a practical introduction to different problems encountered within natural language processing, and some solutions.

About

This course gives a practical introduction to different problems encountered within natural language processing, and some solutions.

Students will gain practical experience in programming while solving these problems. The course is divided into four main topics: one covering basic concepts and three covering subfields of NLP ? words, syntax or morphology and semantics/pragmatics.

1. Basic concepts:

  • Basic concepts in NLP.
  • Automata theory and mathematical linguistics.
  • Probability theory and machine learning.
  • Evaluation measurement, correctness, precision, and recall.

2. Words:

  • Corpora and corpus annotation.
  • Finite-state methods for segmentation and morphological analysis.
  • Statistical language modeling with n-gram markov models.

4. Syntax:

  • Part-of-speech tagging and chunking/partial parsing, making use of methods within machine learning or/and finite-state technology.
  • Common formal grammars, such as feature based and probabilistic context-free grammars.
  • Syntactic parsing.

5. Semantics and Pragmatics:

  • Lexical semantics, lexica, Wordnet and FrameNet.
  • Word sense disambiguation with machine learning.
  • Text classification with machine learning.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Successful completion of at least 7.5 credits in programming courses such as: Programming, DIT948; Imperative Programming with Basic Object-orientation, DIT012; Functional programming, DIT142; Introduction to programming, LT2111; or equivalent.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.