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KIK-405 Introduction to Language Technology, 5 cr 
Code KIK-405  Validity 01.01.2017 -
Name Introduction to Language Technology  Abbreviation Language Tech 
Scope5 cr   
TypeBasic studies
TypeCourse   
  GradingGeneral scale 
  no
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Bachelor's Programme in Languages 

Teachers
Name
Jörg Tiedemann 

Description
Target group 
  • Bachelor of languages, elective course in the common course block
  • available to students from other degree programmes
 
Timing 
  • first year
  • autumn term, period I or II
 
Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, you will be able to

  • name techniques for encoding language
  • manipulate text and other linguistic data sets
  • summarise the main principles of applications that involve language technology such as tools for spelling correction, grammar checking, language learning, information retrieval, text classification, dialog systems and machine translation
  • use basic command-line tools in a Unix environment
  • carry-out a small empirical study on real-world data.
 
Completion methods 
  • online course
  • individual reading and online exercises
  • possible contact teaching in the form of lectures, lab sessions and tutorials
  • may include online exams, peer-reviewed tests, quizzes and writing of a term paper.
 
Prerequisites 

No specific pre-requisites.

 
Recommended optional studies 

Introduction to linguistics and phonetics.

 
Contents 

The course provides an introduction to practical language technology including

  • Technology for encoding languages
  • Basic text processing tools
  • Spelling correction and grammar checking
  • Computer-aided language learning
  • Information retrieval and text classification
  • Dialog systems and automatic question answering
  • Machine translation

The course also provides information of tools and interfaces that support linguistic research and practical applications including a brief introduction to Unix environments and command-line tools.

 
Study materials and literature 
  • Markus Dickinson, Chris Brew and Detmar Meurers. Language and computers. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013
  • additional reading and online material.
 
Activities and teaching methods in support of learning 
  • lectures featuring guest speakers
  • online reading material, videos, quizzes
  • optional lab sessions and tutorials supporting the practical assignments
  • individual project work
  • peer support (discussion forum, F.A.Q.)
  • documentation of activities via Moodle
  • regular course feedback
 
Assessment practices and criteria 
  • online exercises including weekly quizzes and practical assignments
  • final individual project
  • standard grading scale (0–5).
 


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Introduction to Language Technology  Lecture Course  Miikka Silfverberg 
06.09.19fri 14.15-15.45
11.10.19fri 14.15-15.45

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