UPPSALA UNIVERSITET : Inst. f. lingvistik och filologi : STP
Uppsala universitet

Natural Language Processing

Credits: 15 hp
Syllabus: 5LN710
Teachers: Miryam de Lhoneux, Joakim Nivre
Email to teachers: nlp-course@stp.lingfil.uu.se

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Schedule

Date Time Room Content Lab Teacher Reading
1
6/11
10-12
Chomsky/Turing
Introduction
Lab 1
Submission
Miryam
Joakim
J&M 1
2
7/11
15-17
Chomsky/Turing
Basic Text Processing Lab 2
Miryam
J&M 2, 3.9
3
13/11
10-12
Chomsky/Turing
Probability and Statistics Lab 3
Miryam
Goldsmith
4
15/11
10-12
Chomsky/Turing
Language Modeling
Lab 4
Miryam
J&M 4
A 16/11 20:00 Assignment 1 (Words) due
5
20/11
10-12
Chomsky/Turing
Part-of-Speech Tagging Lab 5
Joakim
J&M 5
6
22/11
14-16
Chomsky/Turing
Hidden Markov Models Lab 6
Joakim
J&M 6
7
27/11
14-16
Chomsky/Turing
Morphological Analysis Lab 7
Joakim
J&M 3
A 28/11 20:00 Assignment 2 (Advanced Text Processing) due
8
29/11
14-16
Chomsky/Turing
Dependency Annotation Lab 8
Miryam
KM&N 1
J&M 12
A 30/11 20:00 Survey Proposal due
9
4/12
10-12
Chomsky/Turing
Dependency Parsing Lab 9
Miryam
KM&N 2-3
10
6/12
13-15
Chomsky/Turing
Context-Free Grammar Lab 10
Miryam
J&M 13-14
A 7/12 20:00 Assignment 3 (Syntax) due
11
11/12
10-12
Chomsky/Turing
Lexical Semantics Lab 11
Joakim
J&M 19-20
12
13/12
13-15
Chomsky/Turing
Compositional Semantics Lab 12
Joakim
J&M 17-18
A 14/12 20:00 Assignment 4 (Semantics) due
A 8/1 20:00 Assignment 5 (Written Survey) due
9/1 10-16 6K-1031 Workshop: Language Technology: Research and Development
A 10/1 16:00 Presentation slides due
A
11/1
8-16
16-0041
Applications: Presentations
A 11/1 20:00 Re-submissions of remaining assignments 1-4 due
A 25/1 20:00 Re-submissions of written surveys due

Class Preparation

The course is organized according to the "flipped classroom" model, where students watch videolectures outside the classroom and work actively on solving problems in the classroom. In order for this model to work, it is essential that students come prepared to classroom, having watched the relevant lectures and read the relevant literature in advance. We use the Scalable Learning platform for videolectures (and a few other things), so make sure to create a user account and sign up for the course using the enrollment key handed out by the teacher.

Participation in class is mandatory and students are required to watch the lectures before each class. More than 2 absences may result in additional assignments. The same applies if you miss the final seminar presentations on January 8th.

Examination

The course is examined by means of 4 assignments. In addition, students will survey an application area and present the result both orally and in writing.

In order to pass the course, the students must complete all assignments (including the oral and written presentation of the survey). In order to get pass with distinction (VG), at least half of the assignments have to meet the criteria for distinction. Each of the four regular assignments and the survey (5th assignment) have equal weight (20%).

Submissions and Deadlines

We use Studentportalen for all submissions. Unless otherwise stated, all submissions are due 20h00 sharp. Studentportalen closes for submissions 20h01 and we will not accept later submissions via email. If you miss a submission deadline or you do not pass the assignment, you can re-submit your assignment until January 15th at the latest. Note that if you decide to submit one of the assignments 1-4 on January 15th for the first time, we will not grant you another re-submission opportunity in this semester in case you do not pass. The same applies for written surveys that are submitted on January 29th for the first time. We recommend you to always submit on the first deadline in order to have one re-submission opportunity in case you do not pass.

Please also take notice of our general course assessment and examination policy. If there are special circumstances that make a regular submission impossible, you should inform us in good time before a deadline in order to have the chance to be granted an extra assessment opportunity. We decide on each case individually and extraordinary circumstances must apply.

Survey of an Application Area

General Information

As part of your examination, you will survey an NLP application area and present the results both orally and in writing. The survey should be based on 2-3 recent research papers, normally not older than 2010, although there exist older papers that are not outdated. (If you are unsure and want to summarize an older paper, please check with the teachers first.) In order to find recent research papers, the following links are useful:

Submission Details

Please submit your survey proposal (a .pdf file containing your name and the topic you chose) and .pdfs of the 2-3 research papers via Studentportalen. Some more detailed guidelines of the format for the final survey (not the proposal) can be found here. The final survey should consist of 3-5 pages preferably written in LaTeX, but other formats will also be accepted (as long as the submission has been transformed to .pdf). The survey will be graded based on the written report. The presentation may improve your grade, but it cannot make it worse.

Important Dates

The deadlines for this survey are as follows:

Reading List