IB030 Introduction to Computational Linguistics

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium), z (credit).
doc. RNDr. Aleš Horák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Aleš Horák, Ph.D.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Aleš Horák, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Mon 17. 2. to Fri 15. 5. Mon 10:00–11:50 A217
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Course objectives
In this course the main principles of natural language processing are presented. The algorithmic description of the main language analysis levels will be discussed - morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Also the resources of natural language data, corpora, will be presented. The role of knowledge representation, inference and relations to artificial intelligence will be touched as well.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to:
- identify and summarize the main phases of computer natural language analysis;
- describe principles of algorithms used for speech analysis;
- explain the main approaches to analysis at the morphological and syntactic level of language;
- provide an overview of main language resources, their formats and processing;
- understand approaches to computational semantics and its applications.
  • Introduction to Computational Linguistics (Natural Language Processing, NLP).
  • Levels of description: phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.
  • Representation of morphological and syntactic structures.
  • Analysis and synthesis: speech, morphological, syntactic, semantic.
  • Knowledge representation forms with regard to lexical units.
  • Language understanding: sentence meaning representation, logical inference.
  • PALA, Karel. Počítačové zpracování přirozeného jazyka (Natural Language Processing). 1. vyd. Brno: FI MU, 2000. 190 pp. info
  • ALLEN, James. Natural Language Understanding. 2nd ed. Redwood City: Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, 1995. xv, 654 s. ISBN 0-8053-0334-0. info
  • The Oxford handbook of computational linguistics. Edited by Ruslan Mitkov. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. xx, 784. ISBN 0198238827. info
  • CHOMSKY, Noam. Syntaktické struktury., Logický základ teorie jazyka., O pojmu gramatické pravidlo (Syntactic Structures). 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1966. 209 s. info
  • MATERNA, Pavel and Jan ŠTĚPÁN. Filozofická logika: nová cesta? (Philosophical logic: a new way?). Olomouc: Olomouc (Univerzita Palackého), 2000. 127 pp. ISBN 80-244-0109-6. info
Teaching methods
Lectures with real system examples, practical task.
Assessment methods
Final written test.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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