Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Fachrichtung 4.7 Universität des Saarlandes

Computational Linguistics

Computerlinguistik (2. Studienabschnitt)

M.Sc. Computational Linguistics

Lecturers: Dietrich Klakow, Stefan Thater
Place: Geb. 17.2, Conference room 2.11
Time: Mo 10-12 / 16-18 (exercise session), Thu 14-16 (lecture)
Starts: 2012-04-26

The goal of the course is to introduce the students to various standard algorithms in computational linguistics. The focus is on the structure of the algorithms, i.e. their data structures and mechanisms. The course discusses standard algorithms used for various types of linguistic processing in computational linguistics, ranging from finite state machines and parsing algorithms for context free grammars to machine learning and statistical techniques.

The students will gain hands-on experience with the algorithms either through using existing implementations or by having to implement provided exercises.

Exercises and Exam

There will be several take-home exercises, and you have to achieve a certain number of points to be admitted to the final exam. More details can be found here.


Students must have a background in at least one standard programming language


Announced in the lectures

Role in the degree programmes

This course is a core course in the computational linguistics specialization, in the MSc program. Course credits are 6 ECTS for MSc.