Course syllabus

Språkteknologi: Projekt
Language Technology: Project

EDAN60, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2013-04-15

General Information

Elective for: C4, D4, D4-pv, F4, Pi4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


Many information-technology applications embed some kind text and language processing; this is especially the case of web-based applications that resulted in a massive increase of textual data that need to be processed. However, language technology is a relatively new discipline that may sound unfamiliar to many computer science students; in addition, some techniques are very well mastered while others are still rapidly evolving.

The aim of this course is to develop a deeper understanding of language technology and an innovation spirit through a project after the EDAN20 course period. Students in groups of two or three will define a project topic, possibly related to research, develop a program, evaluate it, write a report, and present it to the class.

The fields of language technology suitable as a project include, but are not limited to, language models, named-entity detection, entity identification, information extraction, or syntactic or semantic parsing.


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must




Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must




Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must






The students will define a study topic and an application in language processing or computational linguistics as a follow up of the course EDAN20. They will find the application either themselves or with the help of the instructor. They will carry out a quick survey of the relevant literature or be given one or two scientific papers by the instructor to start the project. From these papers, they will select algorithms and define an implementation strategy. They will implement a prototype and evaluate it. Finally, they will write a project report of 4 to 8 pages. Optionally, they will submit paper to a conference.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: To pass the course, the students will have to complete the project work, write a short report, and present their work orally.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Pierre Nugues,
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