SIS code: 
summer s.:6
2/2 C+Ex

Prague Dependency Treebank

Lectures: Markéta Lopatková

  • Fri, S6, 14:00-15:30 (eng)

Practical sessions: Jiří Mírovský

  • Fri, SU1, 12:20-13:50 (eng)


  • Feb 24 - Introduction, trees, depencency (pdf)
  • March 3 - Non-projectivity (pdf); intro to FGD (pdf)
  • March 10 - Syntactic layers in FGD (pdf); FGD and PDT (pdf)
  • March 17 - PDT: m-layer (pdf); m-tags overview (pdf)
  • March 24 - PDT: a-layer (pdf); afuns overview (pdf)
  • March 31 - PDT: a-layer continuation (pdf); addenda (pdf)
  • April 7 - Syntactic annotation in UDs (pdf)
  • April 14 - Easter Holidays
  • April 21 - PDT: t-layer intro, t-lemma (pdf), grammatemes (pdf); overview of t-node attributes (pdf)
  • April 28 - PDT: t-layer, valency (pdf - part I)
  • May 5 - PDT: t-layer, valency 2 (part II); valency relations in SynTagRus (pdf)
  • May 12 - valency in other language resources - PropBank, VerbNet, FrameNet (pdf); PDT: t-layer, coreference (pdf)
  • May 19 - dr. Zikanová: Topic Focus Articulation in the PDT family; Discourse relations
  • May 26 - cancelled

Final Test

Suggested dates:

  • Friday, May 19 (3:40 p.m., room S1)
  • Wednesday, May 31 (9:00 a.m., room S8)
  • Thurdsday, June 8 (2 p.m., room S10)

Sample 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!


Practical (lab) sessions



Course schedule overview

  • Phrase trees, dependency trees, non-dependency relations.
  • Functional Generative Description, structural layers, coordination, differences between the theory and the PDT.
  • Lower layers in FGD, word-form and morphological layers in the PDT, asymmetric dualism.
  • Analytical layer (prepositions, verbal complements, combined functions, modal verbs, word order).
  • Tectogrammatical layer (structure, functors, tectogrammatical lemma, valency, grammatemes, ellipses, coreference, reflexivity, topic-focus articulation, personal names, direct speech).
  • Valency; PDT Vallex.
  • Annotation schema, data format (XML), tools (TrEd, PML-TQ).


  • 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 - Wednesday 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 %