HG2053 Language Modeling
Prerequisites:Nil; AU: 3
Luca Onnis and Francis Bond
This course introduces computer modeling for the social sciences, with
a focus on linguistic phenomena. It will provide an overview of:
- The rationale for modeling: How modeling can be applied to various
linguistic levels of analysis, from reading to understanding meaning,
to collective linguistic behavior.
- We will cover principles of
distributional models (n-gram; connectionist, vector spaces);
structured models; graph-based models; agent-based models.
- What type of model is best suited for what phenomenon.
- The strengths and weaknesses of different models.
- How to evaluate models.