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COMP248 Language Technology

Note that this unit will use Moodle instead of WebCT/Blackboard. During the first lecture and the practical exercises of the second week we will demonstrate how to use it. To login to Moodle, use the username and password of the Computing PC lab.

This is the home page for COMP248, Semester 2 2008. This page is publicly accessible and links to the unit outline and the unit pages on the University's Blackboard/WebCT course management system.

We assume that students will regularly check the online information available here, where lecture notes, tutorial and practical questions, assignment descriptions and other related materials can be found.

This unit provides a broad introduction to the kinds of applications that are developed within the field of Natural Language Processing, and the techniques and algorithms required to build these applications. Students acquire both theoretical background and practical experience in processing the syntax and semantics of natural language. The practical skills gained are put to use in the development of a chatterbot, a Prolog-based natural language system, and a speech application; generic skills utilised include the ability to communicate the results of these practical applications, and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary area.

This unit is part of Macquarie's undergraduate program in Language Technology.

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