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Computer Models of Language and Applications

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeLING310
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish if students not mastering Norwegian are present, otherwise Norwegian
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ECTS Credits

15

Level of Study

Master

Teaching semester

Autumn

Place of Instruction

Bergen

Objectives and Content

The content of the course may vary with the lecturer, but will focus on theories and methods for the development of linguistic models and applications. Examples of relevant topics in modeling are classification algorithms based on rule induction, neural networks, nearest neighbor, etc. Examples of language technology applications are interfaces between human and machine, machine translation, proofreading, information retrieval, and information technology aids for persons with disabilities.

This course is also suitable for students in e.g. information science and digital humanities.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

The candidate can ...

  • state principles and methods for modeling of linguistic categories and linguistic processing
  • state principles and methods for digital natural language processing

Skills

The candidate can...

  • build and test models for language processes and for applications, based on linguistic data and existing algorithms

General competence

The candidate can...

  • report on a modeling experiment, including design, data collection, tool selection, production of results, interpretation and conclusion
  • critically evaluate the utility of models for insight into human language processing and for practical applications in society.

Required Previous Knowledge

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge

LING123 or equivalent.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

DASP303 (15 credits), DASP304 (15 credits)

Access to the Course

Open to all who have been admitted to study at master's level at UiB.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, exercises on computers and supervision. About 36 hours per semester.

If less than five students are registered to a course, the department might reduce the teaching, please see the department¿s guidelines regarding this on "My UiB". Regarding a course where this is a possibility the students get information about this at the beginning of the semester, and before the deadline regarding semester registration 1.February / 1.September.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Supervision in connection to the writing of the term paper is obligatory, and must consist of at least one meeting with the supervisor, who must be given access to a draft and a literature list a week in advance.

Forms of Assessment

Supervised term paper reporting on an individual modeling or programming task. The paper should have about 5000 words (not counting references, appendices etc.)

Examination Support Material

-

Grading Scale

A-F

Assessment Semester

Autumn

Reading List

The litterature consists consists of an introduction to modeling methods that are used in this field, with a special emphasis on cognitive modeling and machine learning and with regard to possible applications. Computers are used in the exercises.

Course Evaluation

Course evaluation will be conducted in accordance with the University of Bergen's quality assurance system.

Programme Committee

Programme Committee for Linguistics

Course Coordinator

Programme Committee for Linguistics

Course Administrator

Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies.

Contact

Contact Information

advice@lle.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Term paper and adjusting oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline
    01.03.2021
    • Exam part: Term paper

      Submission deadline
      22.03.2021, 13:00
      Examination system
      Inspera
      Digital exam
    • Exam part: Adjusting oral examination