SS22: NLP applications for non-English languages

Software Project

taught by:Dr. Frances Yung
start date:14.04.2022, Thursday, 14:15 - 15:45 p.m.
time:Thursday, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.
located in:Building C7 3, seminar room 1.12
sign-up:The project will be carried out in groups of 2-3 students.
Please send me an email if you are interested.
Tell me what language you would like to work on and any ideas you have, if any.
Also please give me some background about your programming experience
so that I can organize the course better.
suited for:M.Sc. in Language Science and Technology
B.Sc. in Computational Linguistics
more details:In LSF

Course description

Most NLP research focuses on English language, but there are more 7000 languages in the world. In this software project, we will build NLP tools that process languages other than English. The scope of this topic is quite wide. It ranges from fundamental linguistic analytic tools such as a syntactic parser, to end user-oriented applications such as a dialogue system.  In terms of methodology, we can evaluate the performance of existing methods for English on another language and ways to adapt these methods. We can also develop methods to transfer the knowledge of English language resources to another language.  For the more linguistically oriented students, are there any linguistic phenomena that are specific in your mother tongue but not in English?  We can build computational tools for corpus-based analysis of these.