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This is the reading material for the practical part of the
computational linguistics course.
The course owes much in structure to the computational linguistics
course at the Centre for Cognitive Science at the University of
Edinburgh, and the material is based on handouts by
Pete Whitelock and owes a lot to Pereira and Shieber (1987).
It has mutated slowly in the hands of Robert Dale and now of me.
My main contribution, or rather my ongoing project, is to turn this
material into a suitable first course in computational linguistics for
undergraduates, in particular for those with little or no experience
of using computers.
The document concentrates on the practical aspects of computational
linguistics, using Prolog for the implementation.
As for a theoretical introduction to the subject, there are several
suitable texts, which are listed in
the section Readings in Theoretical Linguistics (not yet put in).
This is by no means a finished document. Comments and constructive
criticism are very welcome.
Bangor the 7/6, Ana von Klopp