Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Thirty hours of lectures and twenty hours of workshops (ten 2-hour workshops). |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||12.5 points of 100-level study in logic, mathematics, informatics, linguistics or equivalent discipline that involves abstract formal reasoning.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
Professor Steven Bird
|Subject Overview:||This subject introduces students to formal and computational methods for analysing language. It covers fundamental concepts in the structure and interpretation of sentences, the philosophy of language, applications of information theory, and the limits of machine intelligence. Workshops and group projects will give students practical experience in solving empirical problems involving ambiguous sentences and massive quantities of text, and with writing simple programs in a high-level programming language.|
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
Workshop participation and completion of weekly worksheets 10%; three group work project task 30% (completed throughout the semester); a written test 10% (mid-semester); and a written exam 50% (examination period).
|Prescribed Texts:||Natural Language Processing in Python (S Bird, E Klein, E Loper, 2009.)|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students should:
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Logic, meaning and computation |
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