Computer Laboratory

Course pages 2015–16

Introduction to Natural Language Processing


There will be four short, take-home assignments on linguistic analysis. Each assignment is worth 5% of the final module mark. These will be `ticked' rather than graded: i.e., for each assignment, 100% of the mark is awarded for satisfactory completion and 0% for inadequate work or failure to submit. This does NOT mean that the answers have to be completely `correct' (there is anyway often genuine disagreement on some aspects linguistic analyses), just that a reasonable attempt has been made.

These assignments should be handed to student administration by 10am on the deadline day.

Assignment 1 Deadline October 29.
Assignment 2 Deadline November 5.
Assignment 3 Deadline November 12.
Assignment 4 Deadline November 19.

Input Sentences


  • Practical Week 7: (12 hours) Parse a designated set of sentences with two or more provided tools, to yield representations of their grammatical relations, phrase structure and/or logical forms. Evaluate the performance of the tools quantitatively and qualitatively.

Handouts describing the practical in more detail will be provided before the beginning of week 7 (November 16).

There will be an assessed practical report based on the practicals described above. The practical report will consist of a description of the work done of not more than 5000 words. It will contribute 80% of the final module mark. The deadline for handing in completed reports is 13th January 2016, 3pm.