Computer Laboratory

Course pages 2016–17

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 14th October.
Assignment 2 Deadline 21st October.
Assignment 3 Deadline 28th October.
Assignment 4 Deadline 4th November.

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.

There will be an assessed practical report based on the practical 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 18th January 2016, 12am.