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    University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

    Computational Linguistics, 20 ECTS, S1, English

    The module will introduce the students to the foundations of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. Natural language will be regarded from the point of view of how it could be understood and produced (and in generally processed) by computers and its rich diversity (and complexity) will be shown.

    Programming for Corpus Linguistics, 10 ECTS, S1, English

    The module will introduce the students to basic concepts of computer science and programming. Its special focus will be on NLP applications: the students will acquire skills to solve programming problems related to language processing, from basic string processing to manipulation of complex structures such as parse trees.

    Machine Translation and other NLP Applications, 20 ECTS, S2, English

    The module will explore the main theoretical and practical aspects of the use of computers in translation, an area often referred to as 'Machine Translation', as well as other language technologies such as Question Answering, Information Extraction, Text Summarisation, Text Retrieval. The students will familiarise themselves with popular language processing software, will look at available web-translation opportunities and will learn where and when not computers should be used in translation.

    Translation tools for professional translators, 10 ECTS, S2, English

    The module will cover theoretical and practical issues in the use of computer-aided translation technology by professional translators. Special emphasis will be laid on the Translation Memory technology, corpus-based translation tools, and e-resources for translators. Students will be given opportunities to experiment with and evaluate actual translation software (Deja Vu, Trados, WordFast).

    Research Methods and Study Skills 7,5 ECTS, Semester 1, Semester 2, English

    The primary aim of this module is to develop knowledge and experience of research methods and techniques in the field of computing and information systems. In particular, it will develop professionalism in the acquisition and deployment of appropriate research skills in areas such as ethics, data collection, documentation, and presentation. This module is taken alongside the Research Project module.

    Recent advances in Natural Language Processing, 10 ECTS, English

    Students will participate in the Reading Group on Computational Linguistics that is being run by PhD students at the Research Institute for Information and Language Processing. The students will be expected to familiarise themselves with recent publications in different areas of NLP and make presentations about these papers.

    Note: this course is not available in the 2008 - 2009 academic year.