SIS code: 
Semester: 
summer
E-credits: 
summer s.:5
Examination: 
2/2 C+Ex

 

Dependency Grammars and Treebanks

Lectures: Markéta Lopatková, Daniel Zeman

  • Wed, 14:00-15:30, zoom (Meeting ID: 997 8725 9623, passcode sent via email)

Practical sessions: Jiří Mírovský, Daniel Zeman

  • Wed, 10:40-12:10, zoom and individual (Meeting ID: 974 3710 8463, passcode sent via email)

Lectures

  • Lecture 1 (March 3, 2021): Introduction, trees, dependencies (slides)
    • reading:
      • Osborne, T. (2019) A Dependency Grammar of English. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia (available in my office)
      • Hajičová, E., Panevová, J., Sgall, P. (2002) Úvod do teoretické a počítačové lingvistiky, sv. I. Karolinum, Praha (available in the secretariat)
      • Štekauer, P., ed. (2000) Rudiments of English Linguistics. Slovacontact, Prešov. (available in my office)
      • Štěpánek, J. (2006) Závislostní zachycení větné struktury v anotovaném syntaktickém korpusu. PhD Thesis, MFF UK (link)
      • Wikipedia - basic articles on dependency grammar are consistent with Timothy Osborne's approac
      • Universal dependencies (intro): https://universaldependencies.org/
      • Prague Dependency Treebank (intro): https://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/pdt3.5/
  • Lecture 2 (March 10, 2021): Non-dependency relations and their representation; Word order and (non-)projectivity (slides)
    • reading:
      • Kuhlmann, M., Nivre, J. (2006): Mildly Non-Projective Dependency Structures. In COLING/ACL Main Conference Poster Sessions, 507–514 (link).
      • Petkevič, V. (1995) A New Formal Specification of Underlying Structure. Theoretical Linguistics, vol. 21, No.1
      • Štěpánek, J. (2006) Závislostní zachycení větné struktury v anotovaném syntaktickém korpusu. PhD Thesis, MFF UK (link)
      • Havelka, J. (2007): Mathematical Properties of Dependency Trees and their Application to Natural Language Syntax. PhD Thesis, MFF UK (link)
      • Universal Dependencies:  https://universaldependencies.org/
      • Prague Dependency Treebank:   https://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/pdt3.5/
  • Lecture 3 (March 17, 2021): Intro to Stratificational Approach to Language Description (stratificational grammar, FGD, MTT) (slides)
    • reading:
      • Hajičová, E., Panevová, J., Sgall, P. (2002) Úvod do teoretické a počítačové lingvistiky, sv. I. Karolinum, Praha (available in the secretariat)
      • Štekauer, P., ed. (2000) Rudiments of English Linguistics. Slovacontact, Prešov. (available in my office)
      • Sgall, P. (1967) Generativní popis jazyka a česká deklinace. Academia, Praha (available in my office)
      • Žabokrtský, Z. (2006) Resemblances between Meaning - Text Theory and Functional Generative Description. In Proceedings of the 2nd International   Conference of Meaning-Text Theory, Slavic Culture Languages Publishers House, Moskva, pp. 549-557. (link)
      • https://www.britannica.com/science/linguistics/Stratificational-grammar
      • advanced:
        Sgall, P., Hajičová, E., Panevová, J. (1986) The Meaning of the Sentence in Its Semantic and Pragmatic Aspects. Reidel, Dordrecht.
  • Lecture 4 (March 24, 2021):
    • TOPIC 1: Intro to Prague Dependency Treebank (slides)
      • reading:
        • Hajič, J., Hajičová, E., Mírovský, J., Panevová, J.: Linguistically Annotated Corpus as an Invaluable Resource for Advancements in Linguistic Research: A Case Study. The Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics, No. 106, ISSN 0032-6585, pp. 69-124, 2016 (link)
        • Hajičová, E., Panevová, J., Sgall, P. (2002) Úvod do teoretické a   počítačové lingvistiky, sv. I. Karolinum, Praha (available in the secretariat)
        • Hajič, J. (1998) Building a Syntactically Annotated Corpus: The Prague Dependency Treebank. In E. Hajičová (ed.): Issues of Valency and Meaning. Studies in Honour of Jarmila Panevová, Karolinum, Charles University Press, Prague, Republic, pp. 106-132 (link)
        • Štekauer, P., ed. (2000) Rudiments of English Linguistics. Slovacontact, Prešov. (available in my office)
        • PDT-C webpage
        • PDT 2.0 guide 
    • TOPIC 2: PDT and its morphological annotation (slides)
      • note: You are not supposed to memorize the tag structure but you might be ask to provide examples (using the following table pdf)
      • reading:
      • Table with morphological tags in PDT 2.0 (pdf)
  • Lecture 5 (March 31, 2021): Intro to UD, morphology (pdf, video from 2019/20 below)
    • reading:
      • Nivre Joakim et al. (2020) Universal Dependencies v2: An Evergrowing Multilingual Treebank Collection. In: Proceedings of LREC 2020. ELRA, Marseille, France, p. 4034-4043, 2020 (link).
      • https://universaldependencies.org/
  • Lecture 6 (April 7, 2021): Surface syntactic annotation in PDT (a-layer) (pdf)
    • reading:
      • Hajič, J. (1998) Building a Syntactically Annotated Corpus: The Prague Dependency Treebank. In E. Hajičová (ed.): Issues of Valency and Meaning. Studies in Honour of Jarmila Panevová, Karolinum, Charles University Press, Prague, Republic, pp. 106-132 (link)
      • Štekauer, P., ed. (2000) Rudiments of English Linguistics.Slovacontact, Prešov (chapter 4, Syntax)
      • Quirk, R., Greenbaum, S., Leech, G., Svartvik, J. (1985) A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language, Longman, London.
      • PDT documentation: Manual for Analytical Annotation (link)
    • Table with analytical functions in PDT 2.0 (pdf)
  • Lectures 7 and 8 (April 14-21, 2021): Syntax in UD
  • Lecture 9 (April 28, 2021): UD: Enghanced dependencies
  • Lecture 10 (May 5, 2021): PropBank

Other 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 3.5, 3.0, 2.0), PDT-C link
  • Universal Dependencies (link)

Practical (lab) sessions

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 %
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Archive - academic year 2019/20

Videos

  • Lecture 5 (March 18, 2020): Intro to UD, morphology (pdf, video)
  • Lectures 7 and 8 (April 1–8, 2020): Syntax in UD (pdfvideo1video2)
  • Lecture 9 (April 15, 2020): Enhanced dependencies in UD (pdfvideo)
  • Lecture 10a (April 22, 2020): PropBank (pdf)

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