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Natural Language Processing in the summer term 2009

Painting of the ancient tower of Babel

Course Description

In this seminar, we will study the field of automated translation of human languages. A full list of topics is available for download.

Introductory Meeting

There will be a first meeting on April 9, 13:00-14:30 (DS 4), in room INF E3027. Please attend this meeting if you want to participate.


  • for Hauptseminar/CL: formal language theory
  • for Proseminar: interest in formal language theory

Examination Method

Students will study the assigned topics based on original literature and/or books.

Each student will give a talk towards the end of the semester.

Students of CL, as well as Computer Science students aiming at a Hauptseminar (but not Proseminar), will have to write a seminar essay on their topic (about 15 pages long).

The language of the seminar is English.

Important Dates

  • intermediate meeting: May 8, 13:00-14:30 (4.DS), room INF 3027
  • final presentations: July 16, 13:00-16:00, room INF 3027

Topic Assignment

Student Pro-/Hauptseminar Topic Supervisor Time of Presentation
David Israel Pros. Synchronous Tree-Insertion Grammars Torsten Stüber 14:00
Karsten Lehmann Haupts. A Hierarchical Phrase-Based Model for SMT Torsten Stüber 13:00
Johannes Osterholzer Haupts. Weighted Context-Free Grammars Matthias Büchse 15:00
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