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Introduction to Computational Linguistics (Lecture + Practice)




Our ability to use natural language to communicate with each other and to record information is one of the main features that makes us intelligent. However, while we use language effortlessly in our everyday life, computers have a hard time processing natural languages such as English or German. Computational linguistics is a subfield of artificial intelligence at the interface of linguistic theory and computer science, which aims at endowing computers with the ability to process natural language. The ultimate goal is to develop artificial agents that can automatically acquire information from text or that can communicate with humans via intelligent interfaces or in human-robot interaction.

This course introduces students to some of the core topics in computational linguistics and natural language processing. The course covers the following key topics in language processing at an introductory level:
Formal languages and automata
Syntactic structure and syntactic parsing
Logic-based compositional semantics
Word meaning and semantic similarity
Distributional semantics and word embeddings
Neural models for language processing
Neural machine translation
Neural dialogue modelling
Language games

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Ort: 66/E34
Zeiten: Di. 12:00 - 14:00 (wöchentlich), Mi. 08:00 - 10:00 (wöchentlich)
Erster Termin: Dienstag, 11.04.2023 12:00 - 14:00, Ort: 66/E34
Veranstaltungsart: Vorlesung und Seminar (Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen)


  • Cognitive Science > Bachelor-Programm
  • Data Science
  • Schnupper Uni > Cognitive Science
  • Human Sciences (e.g. Cognitive Science, Psychology)