|Instructor: Jan Hajic|
|Office: MFF UK Malostranske nam., 2nd floor, rm 66|
|Phone: +420 221 914 257|
|Office hours: Thu 13:00-14:00|
New on this course's web pages:
The material covered in this course is selected in such a way that at its completion you should be able to understand papers in the field of Natural Language Processing, and it should also make your life easier when taking more advanced courses either at UFAL MFF UK or elsewhere.
No background in NLP is necessary.
|Manning, C. D. and H. Schütze: Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing. The MIT Press. 1999. ISBN 0-262-13360-1.|
|Jurafsky, D. and J. H. Martin: Speech and Language Processing. Prentice-Hall. 2000. ISBN 0-13-095069-6.|
|Wall, L., Christiansen, T. and R. L. Schwartz: Programming PERL, 3rd ed.. O'Reilly. 1996. ISBN 0-596-00027-8. (Sorry no large cover picture available.)|
|Allen, J.: Natural Language Understanding. The Benajmins/Cummings Publishing Company Inc. 1994. ISBN 0-8053-0334-0.|
|Cover, T. M. and J. A. Thomas: Elements of Information Theory. Wiley. 1991. ISBN 0-471-06259-6.|
|Charniak, E.: Statistical Language Learning. The MIT Press. 1996. ISBN 0-262-53141-0.|
|Jelinek, F.: Statistical Methods for Speech Recognition. The MIT Press. 1998. ISBN 0-262-10066-5.|
cd <your assignment #x directory>
tar -czvf ~/assignx.tgz ./*
Send the resulting file by e-mail (as an attachment) to
with the following subject line:
Subject: <your name in the form (no accents): First.Last> <number of the assignment>
Subject: Jan.Novak 2
for Jan Novák, turning in the second assignment.
|Dec. 02, 2002||Exploring Entropy and Language Modeling||TEXTEN1.txt (large!) TEXTCZ1.txt (large!)|
|Feb. 24, 2003||Word Classes||TEXTEN1.txt (large!) TEXTCZ1.txt (large!) TEXTEN1.ptg (large!) TEXTCZ1.ptg (large!)|
|Apr. 22, 2003||Tagging||texten2.ptg (large!) textcz2.ptg (large!)|
|May 16, 2003||TBA|
|Open to submissions||Tentative||Closed to submissions|
The assignments will get points (100 points each max.). Therefore, the final exam will be valued at 400 points.
||Dec. 5, 2002, 2-2:30||64, 2.p., MS|
Both the mid-term and the final exams will be written (not oral), with about 6 major questions and some subquestions. You will have 30 minutes for the mid-term, and up to 2 hours for the final exam to write down the answers.
To get an idea of the type of exam questions, please see the questionaire for one of the previous year's midterm exam, again at original course page.
As stated above, your final grade (or pass/fail for PhD students) will be determined by both the final exam and your assignment results in a 50:50 ratio.
In special circumstances (long-term absence etc.), some other schedule and grading scheme could be worked out individually, but please try hard to hand in all assignments in time and come for the final exam on the regular date.