Language Modelling

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMCC003-05
Vaknaam Language Modelling
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Language Modelling
Leerdoelen After taking the class, students should be able to read scientific papers about a linguistic phenomena, understand theoretical claims in published papers on that topic, be able to write fluently about those claims and the experimental results related to those claims, understand the basics of experimental designs frequently used in psycholinguistics, be able to independently carry out the statistical analysis of collected experimental results. Students will also have learned how they can integrate new results with the existing literature, both theoretical and experimental, and how to produce a professionally written conference paper.
Omschrijving In this course, one topic in linguistic research that has been investigated experimentally is studied in depth. The first lectures are a basic introduction to the topic interwoven with computer labs where students will learn how to carry out statistical analysis on experimental data collected from experiments done by previous and current class participants. Using current methods of statistical modelling, the three labs give a solid introduction to the statistical analysis of categorical experimental data, reaction time data, and also the analysis of more complex data collection such as mouse-tracking data. Course lectures focus on key papers on the chosen topic, and through the lectures and readings, students will learn both how theoretical proposals in linguistics are motivated, and also how predictions of those proposals can be tested empirically. As the main assignments, students get practice writing scientific papers by writing up the experimental results from each lab in the form of a conference paper, integrating the background literature and previous empirical studies with their newly analyzed results. Additionally, students give a presentation on a research paper related to the topic studied.

Earlier classes have focused on topics such as quantification, focus, conversational implicature and ellipsis and coreference resolution.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Verslag (R)
(oral presentation, written report, active participation)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator Dr. J.K. Spenader
Docent(en) Dr. J.K. Spenader
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Geselecteerde artikelen
Entreevoorwaarden Mandatory: No prior knowledge is assumed. Please note that the student is expect to have a relevant BSc degree.
Advised: General Linguistics or another introductory linguistics course unit
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