LIN341H5 • Linguistics and Computation

Description

How can you get a computer to tell grammatical and ungrammatical sentences apart? How does it know whether 'cricket' refers to the game or the insect in a sentence like "The cricket jumped over the fence"? This course is designed to introduce students with either a background in Linguistics or in the Computing Sciences to the intersection of linguistics and computing, with a focus on the question of how computational algorithms and data structures can be used as a formal model of language. Topics may include finite-state automata for phonology and morphology, context-free grammars, semantic parsing, vector space semantics, computational cognitive modelling, and computational sociolinguistics. No programming skills are required to take the course.

Prerequisites
[( LIN101H5 and LIN102H5) and any 200-level LIN course] or [( CSC108H5 and CSC148H5) and any 200-level CSC course]
Exclusions
Distribution Requirement
Humanities
Total Instructional Hours
24L/12T
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area
Linguistics