Natural Language Processing and eLearning

Natural Language Processing and the Web

Lecturers

  • Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych
  • Dr. Delphine Bernhard

Practice Classes

  • Niklas Jakob
  • Joachim Caspar

Timetable

  • Lecture, Thursday, 09:50 – 11:30, Room S202/A102, starting on April 16, 2009
    Please note: the lectures will take place in S202/A126 until June 4, 2009
  • Practice class: Tuesdays, 11:40 – 13:10, Room S202/C003, starting on April 21, 2009
  • Final project presentations: Tuesday, July 14th, Room S202/A313, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Students can register for the course in WebReg until April, 15 2009

Exams

  • Final exam: July 22, 2009, 13:00-15:00, S2 02 | C205
  • Exam inspection: September 1, 2009, 15:00-156:00, S2 02 | E302

Course content

The lecture will deal with the design of Natural Language Processing systems with special emphasis on:

  • Principles of Natural Language Processing
    • Morphological analysis
    • Part of Speech tagging
    • Syntactic parsing
    • Semantic analysis of words and texts
    • Pragmatics and discourse analysis
  • NLP for eLearning
    • Automatic generation of exercises
    • Assessment of Learner Generated Discourse
    • Reading and Writing Assistance
    • Tutoring Systems

Course material is available here: MOODLE (restricted access).

Literature

  • Kai-Uwe Carstensen, Christian Ebert, Cornelia Endriss, Susanne Jekat, Ralf Klabunde, Computerlinguistik und Sprachtechnologie. Eine Einführung.. Heidelberg: Spektrum-Verlag, März 2004. (2. Auflage) ISBN 3827414075
  • T. Götz & O. Suhre, Design and implementation of the UIMA Common Analysis System, IBM Systems Journal, 2004, 43, 476-489.
  • Adam Kilgarriff & Gregory Grefenstette, Introduction to the special issue on the web as corpus, Computational Linguistics, MIT Press, 2003, 29, 333-347
  • Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan and Hinrich Schütze, Introduction to Information Retrieval, Cambridge University Press. 2008.