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Language Technology: Research and Development

Credits: 15 hp
Syllabus: 5LN714
Teacher: Joakim Nivre

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Schedule

Date Time Room Content Reading
L1
3/9
10-12
9-2029
Introduction
Baldwin & Kim
L2
10/9
10-12
9-2029
Science and research Okasha
S3
17/9
10-12
9-2029
Seminar - research papers Copestake et al., Villavicencio
L4
24/9
10-12
9-2029
Language technology research and development
Cunningham, Lee
S5
1/10
10-12
9-2029
Seminar - research papers
Piao et al., Kim & Baldwin
L6
8/10
10-12
9-2029
R&D projects - from proposal to implementation
Zobel 10-11, 13
S7
8/10
13-15
9-2029
Seminar - research papers de Medeiros Caseli et al., Nakov & Hearst
S8
22/10
10-12
9-2029
Seminar - project proposals
Eva Meghdad Ali
S9
22/10
13-15
9-2029
Seminar - project proposals
Arvid Ylva Qiuyue
L10
5/11
10-12
9-2029
Dissemination of research results
Zobel 1-9, 14
S11
12/11
10-12
9-2029
Seminar - progress report
Constant et al.
S12
19/11
10-12
9-2029
Seminar - progress report
L13
26/11
10-12
9-2029
Review of scientific articles
Zobel 14
S14
3/12
15-17
9-2029
Seminar - progress report
S15
10/12
10-12
9-2029
Seminar - progress report
S16
8/1
10-12
9-2029
Seminar - term paper presentations

S17
8/1
13-15
9-1016
Seminar - term paper presentations

Content

The course gives a theoretical and practical introduction to research and development in language technology. The theoretical part covers basic philosophy of science, research methods in language technology, project planning, and writing and reviewing of scientific papers. The practical part consists of a small project within a research area common to all course participants, including a state-of-the-art survey in a reading group, the planning and implementation of a research task, and the writing of a paper according to the standards for scientific publications in language technology. The research topic for 2013 is multiword expressions (MWE) in natural language processing.

Examination

The course is examined by means of five assignments with different weights (see below). In order to pass the course, a student must pass each of one of these. In order to pass the course with distinction, a student must pass at least 50% of the weighted assignments with distinction.

Assignments

  1. Take home exam on philosophy of science (15%)
    • This assignment will be based on your reading of Okasha's book. You will be asked to discuss issues in the philosophy of science and (sometimes) relate them to the area of language technology. The questions will be handed out September 24, and the report should be handed in October 1.
  2. Research paper presentation (15%)
    • You will present one of the papers discussed in the seminars on the state of the art in MWE research. The task is to introduce the paper and lead the discussion, not to make a formal presentation.
  3. Project proposal (15%)
    • You will put together a 3-page proposal describing the project you are going to work on for the rest of the course, using the Swedish Research Council's guidelines for research programs, Appendix A (ignore other parts of the application as well as optional sections of the research program). You will also give a short presentation of the proposal in a seminar (10 minutes with slides). The deadline for the proposal is October 20, and the seminar will take place October 22.
  4. Review of term papers (15%)
  5. Term paper (40%)

Term Paper with Review Assignments

AuthorPaperReviewers
Ali Basirat Identification of Verb-Particle Constructions in English (Meghdad Farahmand, Eva Pettersson)
Meghdad Farahmand (Qiuyue Qian, Ylva Toljander)
Eva Pettersson Improving Verb Phrase Extraction from Historical Text by use of Verb Valency Frames (Ali Basirat, Qiuyue Qian)
Qiuyue Qian Extraction of Noun-Noun Compounds from Parallel Subtitles and European Parliament Proceedings (Ali Basirat, Eva Pettersson

Reading

Science and Research

Multiword Expressions

Articles: Special Issues and Workshop Proceedings:

Course Evaluations

Mid-Course Evaluation

Final Evaluation