SIS code: 
summer s.:6
2/2 C+Ex

Prague Dependency Treebank

Lectures: Markéta Lopatková

  • Fri, room 407, 14:00

Practical sessions: Jiří Mírovský

  • Mon, SU1, 14:00-15:30



  • (February 22, 2019) Introduction, trees, depencency vs. non-dependeny relations (pdf);
    • reading: Kuhlmann, M., Nivre, J. (2006) Mildly Non-Projective Dependency Structures. In COLING/ACL Main Conference Poster Sessions, 507–514 (link) (pdf);
    • nonprojectivity (slides);
    • reading: Hakičová et al (2002), see below.
  • (March 8, 2019) PDT and FGD;
    • PDT in a nutshell (pdf):
    • reading: Hajičová, E., Panevová, J., Sgall, P. (2002) Úvod do teoretické a   počítačové lingvistiky, sv. I. Karolinum, Praha, chapter 5 (p. 82-112).
    • reading: slides on FGD (pdf 1, pdf 2); PDT vs. FGD (pdf)
    • additional bibliography:
      • Sgall, P. (1967) Generativní popis jazyka a česká deklinace. Academia, Praha
      • Sgall, P., Hajičová, E., Panevová, J. (1986) The Meaning of the Sentence in Its Semantic and Pragmatic Aspects. Reidel, Dordrecht.
  • (March 22, 2019) Morphology:
    • Morphological annotation (pdf)
    • table with Czech positional morphological tags (pdf);
    • reading: Universal Dependencies - tokenization and word segmentation; morphology (see the UDs web page);
  • (April 5, 2019) Surface syntactic annotation:
    • PDT (a-layer) (pdf);
    • reading: Universal Dependencies (pdf);
    • bonuses: Non-dependency relations in PDT (pdf); problem of copula (pdf);
    • see also the PDT documentation (Manual for the Annotation on the Analytical layer here)
    • table with Analytical functions in PDT 2.0 (pdf);
  • (April 12, 2019) Tectogrammatical annotation:
    • PDT (t-layer): t-lemma (pdf),
    • PDT grammatemes (pdf);
    • reading: Enhanced Dependendies here
  • (April 26, 2019) Valency:
    • Valency in PDT- theory (pdf) and practice (pdf)
    • reading: Valency in FGD (link); Valency in other lexical resources (pdf);
    • see also FrameNet (link), PropBank (link) and VerbNet (link)
    • table with T-nodes attributes in PDT 2.0 (pdf);
  • (May 10, 2019) Coreference; Information structure and discourse:
    • Coreference (pdf);
    • TFA (pdf), podkaz do manuálu zde (text dodám)
    • reading: Miscellaneous (pdf); English t-layer (pdf)


  • (June 7, 2019) Final Test

Sample Final Test

Anybody is allowed to take the test without completing homeworks; however, the final grade will be registered in SIS only after completing them.

Note: 40% of the total score for the final test is necessary for passing!

Useful Links and Other Materials

  • Table with Czech positional morphological tags (pdf);
  • Table with analytical functions in PDT 2.0 (pdf);
  • Table with T-nodes attributes in PDT 2.0 (pdf);
  • PDT 2.0 Guide or here pdf
  • PDT documentation (PDT 3.0, 2.0)
  • Universal Dependencies (link)


Practical (lab) sessions

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  • All homeworks must be committed into the svn repository; do not send your homeworks by e-mail.
  • Submit your work into your personal directories.
  • There is an explicit deadline for submitting each homework - Tuesday before midnight.
  • If the deadline is not met, ask for additional homework. All homeworks must be submitted in order to get the credit (zápočet).
  • You can solve an additional homework even if you submitted the normal homework in time (i.e., you can improve your average by solving some of the additional homeworks).
  • You have to e-mail us to confirm your additional homework is ready to be rated. All additional homeworks must be submitted at least one week before the credit.
  • Each student is supposed to create all homework solutions himself/herself; any cheating will be penalised (but you can send us an e-mail if you are stuck).

Final grade

  • Homework (40%)
  • Activity (10%)
  • Final test (50%) ... Note: 40% of the total score for the final test is necessary for passing!
  • Excellent: >= 90 %
  • Very good: >= 70 %
  • Good: >= 50 %