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Content
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Reading


Language Technology: Research and Development

Credits: 15 hp
Syllabus: 5LN714
Teachers: Joakim Nivre, Sara Stymne, Fabienne Cap

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Schedule

Date Time Room Content Reading
L1
31/8
10-12
16-0043
Introduction, UD, Compounds, Verbal MWEs

L2
7/9
10-12
16-0043
Science and research Okasha
S3
13/9
10-12
2-0022, 2-0025, 2-0026
Seminar - research papers

L4
21/9
10-12
16-0043
Language technology research and development
Cunningham, Lee
S5
28/9
9-11
2-0026, 2-0028
Seminar - research papers



12-14
2-0025
Seminar - research papers

L6
5/10
10-12
6-K1031
R&D projects - from proposal to implementation
Zobel 10-11, 13
T
7/10
10-12
Chomsky
LaTeX tutorial

S7
12/10
10-12
2-0022, 2-0025, 2-0026
Seminar - research papers
S8
18/10
10-12
2-0025, 2-0026, 2-1023
Seminar - project proposals

S9
19/10
10-12
2-0022, 2-0025, 2-0026
Seminar - project proposals

S10
2/11
10-12
2-0025, 2-0026, 2-1023
Seminar - progress report

L11
9/11
14-16
16-0043
Dissemination of research results
Zobel 1-9, 14
T
11/11
10-12
Chomsky
LaTeX tutorial

S12
14/11
10-12
2-0025, 2-0026, 2-1023
Seminar - progress report
L13
23/11
14-16
16-0043
Review of scientific articles
Zobel 14
S14
30/11
13-15
2-0025, 2-0026, 2-0028
Seminar - progress report
S15
7/12
12-14
2-0025, 2-0026, 2-0028
Seminar - progress report
S16
13/1
10-16
16-2044
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 a subgroup of 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 areas for 2016 are:
  1. Universal Dependencies
  2. Compounds
  3. Verbal Multiword Expressions

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 graded 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 23, and the report should be handed in September 30.
  2. Research paper presentation (15%)
    • You will present one of the papers discussed in the seminars Universal Dependencies. The task is to introduce the paper and lead the discussion, not to make a formal presentation. This assignment is not graded and does not qualify for distinction.
  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 14, and the seminars will take place October 18-19.
  4. Review of term papers (15%)
  5. Term paper (40%)
    • You will report your project in a paper following the guidelines of Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (except that the page limit for your papers is 4-7 pages + references). The deadline is December 9 for the first version and January 11 for the revised version. On January 11, you will also give an oral presentation of the paper.

Submitting and Reviewing Term papers

We will use EasyChair for submission and review of papers. Please make sure that you have an EasyChair account and then use the following link to log in: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ltrd17.

Final Seminar/Workshop

The final seminar will be organized as a workshop with term paper presentations. The program is available here. The time slot for each paper is 15 minutes, to be divided into 12 minutes presentation and 3 minutes discussion. The session chairs will enforce the times strictly.

Research Groups

Groups Members Papers
Universal Dependencies 1 AretiSep 13: De Marneffe et al. 2014
CarolineSep 13: Nivre et al. 2016
Chiao-tingSep 28: Tiedemann 2015
HoaSep 28: Waleed et al. 2016
MagdalenaOct 12: Futrell et al. 2015
VanessaOct 12: Östling 2015
Universal Dependencies 2 AllisonSep 13: De Marneffe et al. 2014
CarinaSep 13: Nivre et al. 2016
LinjingSep 28: Tiedemann 2015
NasrinSep 28: Waleed et al. 2016
TobiasOct 12: Futrell et al. 2015
(Sara)Oct 12: Östling 2015
Verbal MWE (Fabienne)Sep 13: Sag et al. 2001
Sep 13: Tsvetkov and Wintner 2011
LauraSep 28: Moirón and Tiedemann 2006
RebecaSep 28: Salehi et al. 2014
AmmarOct 10: Omri et al. 2014
ManonOct 10: Köper and Schulte im Walde 2016

Presentation of Project Proposals

DateTimeRoomGroupNameProposal
18/1010-122-0025UD1Carolinepdf
Vanessapdf
Chiao-tingpdf
Aretipdf
18/1010-122-0026UD2Carinapdf
Allisonpdf
Nasrinpdf
Linjingpdf
19/1010-122-0022UD1+UD2Hoapdf
Tobiaspdf
Magdalenapdf
19/1010-122-0025VMWEManonpdf
Ammarpdf
Rebecapdf
Laurapdf

Reading

Science and Research

Universal Dependencies

Compounds

On multiword expressions in general (worth reading for everyone):

On compounds:

Verbal Multiword Expressions

On multiword expressions in general (worth reading for everyone):

On verbal MWEs: