Introduction to Language and Computers
|Number of semesters||1|
|Teaching language|| |
English if students not speaking Norwegian attend, otherwise Norwegian.
|Study level||Undergraduate Courses|
|Belongs to||Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies|
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.
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.
Semester of Instruction
Level of Study
Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic studies
Access to the Course
Open to all who have been admitted to study at the University of Bergen.
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
EXFAC00SK or equivalent introduction to linguistics and language studies.
5 ECTS overlap with DASP108.
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
Interactive lectures with exercises, about 2 hours per week.
If fewer than five students are registered to a course, the department might reduce the teaching, please see the department¿s guidelines regarding this on ¿My Space¿. For courses where this is a possibility, the students get information about this at the beginning of the semester, and before the deadline regarding semester registration February 1 / September 1.
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.
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.
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.
Place of Instruction
Evaluation of the course will be carried out in accordance with the University of Bergen's quality assessment system.