General Linguistics 2

Course Code :1107FLWTLA
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Walter Daelemans
Dominiek Sandra

3. Course contents *





There are two modules in the course: psycholinguistics and computational linguistics

Module Pycholinguistics

Module Computational Linguistics

We are increasingly confronted with applications of computational linguistics: Google Translate, SIRI and automatic analysis of opinions in social media are only a few examples. The computational linguistics part of the course introduces this research area as a part of Artificial Intelligence. Some of the topics that will be discussed are:

  • Computer models explaining how people (and robots) cal acquire, produce, and understand language.
  • The societal and economic importance of computational linguistics
  • Basic methods and modules in computational linguistics: knowledge-based vs. statistical
  • Applications of computational linguistics: spelling correction, machine translation, stylometry, text mining, etc.