PLIN034 Algorithmic Description of Syntax

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
prof. PhDr. Petr Karlík, CSc. (lecturer)
RNDr. Vojtěch Kovář, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jakub Machura, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Petr Karlík, CSc.
Department of Czech Language – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Bc. Silvie Hulewicz, DiS.
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language – Faculty of Arts
Student knows recent syntactic theories about sentence structure and basic terminology. Recommended presupposition – the successful completion of one of mentioned seminars: CJA010 Současný český jazyk - syntax, CJBB172 Introduction to Czech syntax, OJ407 Teorie syntaxe
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
The goal of the course is to provide the students with state-of-the-art in formal description of syntax with regard to its computational processing and automatic syntactic analysis (parsing). Students will be able to understand and use formal methods for description of syntax together with related methods and algorithms for syntactic analysis. Next, they will have an opportunity to work with the syntactically annotated text corpora or with particular syntactic parsers which are designed for Czech language.
Learning outcomes
After completion of this course a student will be able:
- to describe the process of syntactic analysis,
- to understand differences between dependency and component approach,
- to work with the syntactically annotated text corpora,
- to understand formal methods for description of syntax,
- to work with specific syntactit parsers at basic level.
  • 1. Historical overview, motivation, sentence and its surface structure.
  • 2. Shallow and deep analysis.
  • 3. Dependency and phrasal syntax.
  • 4. Advanced grammatical formalisms (HPSG, LFG, TAG, CCG).
  • 5. Syntactically annotated text corpora (treebanks).
  • 6. Evaluation methods for parsing quality.
  • 7. Applications of parsing.
  • Nový encyklopedický slovník češtiny. Edited by Petr Karlík - Marek Nekula - Jana Pleskalová. První vydání. Praha: NLN, Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2016, 1092 stran. ISBN 9788074224812. info
  • PANEVOVÁ, Jarmila. Mluvnice současné češtiny. Vydání první. Praha: Karolinum, 2014, 291 stran. ISBN 9788024624976. info
  • MERLO, Paola, Harry BUNT and Joakim NIVRE. Trends in Parsing Technology: Dependency Parsing, Domain Adaptation, and Deep Parsing. Springer Netherlands, 2011, 297 pp. Text, Speech and Language Technology, Vol. 43. ISBN 978-90-481-9351-6. URL info
  • HAEGEMAN, Liliane M. V. Thinking syntactically : a guide to argumentation and analysis. 1st pub. Malden: Blackwell, 2006, xii, 386. ISBN 1405118520. info
  • GREPL, Miroslav and Petr KARLÍK. Skladba češtiny. Olomouc: Votobia, 1998, 503 s. ISBN 80-7198-281-4. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, exercises, discussion.
Assessment methods
To participate actively and regularly in the seminars (max. 2 absence), online test (the test is successful if you reach at least 60 % of points), fulfil tasks.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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