Introduction to Language and Computers
Objectives and Content
The course unit gives an introduction in encoding of text and speech, in electronic language resources (notably corpora), in language processing and in language technology applications.
5 ECTS overlap with DASP108.
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
Interactive lectures with exercises, about 2 hours per week.
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Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Throughout the semester, students are given assignments on a computer. These assignments must be handed in by the student and are assessed by the teacher as approved or not approved.
Semester of Instruction
Level of Study
Access to the Course
Open to all who have been admitted to study at the University of Bergen.
Place of Instruction
After successfully completing this course, students have obtained an adequate overview of ways to process language on a computer so that they can critically assess the possibilities that computational processing offers to the study of language and to language technologies for some practical applications, e.g. translation. Students will be able to encode text and search in text corpora.
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
EXFAC00SK or equivalent introduction to linguistics and language studies.
About 100 pages primarily consisting of introductory readings in text coding, corpus linguistics and language technology. In order to perform the computer exercises, students get access to digital language resources and tools.
Forms of Assessment
Three-hour written exam. The assignments given as compulsory requirements must be approved by the teacher before the student can take the written exam.
Evaluation of the course will be carried out in accordance with the University of Bergen's quality assessment system.
Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic studies