H02B6A Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence

H02B6A Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence

Schedule 2015-2016

The course consists of 13 lectures and 6 exercise sessions. It is taught in the first semester.


Thursday10.30-12.00 Dekenstraat 2 VHI 02.41

Exercise Sessions

October 7 16.00-18.00Celestijnenlaan 200 M 00.07
October 21 16.00-18.00Celestijnenlaan 200 B 00.07
November 4 16.00-18.00Celestijnenlaan 200 M 00.07
November 18 16.00-18.00Celestijnenlaan 200 M 00.07
December 2 16.00-18.00Celestijnenlaan 200 M 00.07
December 16 16.00-18.00Celestijnenlaan 200 B 00.05

Course Material

Ivan A. Sag, Thomas Wasow and Emily M. Bender, Syntactic Theory. A Formal Introduction. Second Edition. CSLI Publications, Stanford University, 2003.
Copies are available at bookshop Peeters (Bondgenotenlaan 153) and Acco.

Slides (.pdf format)

Lecture 1a: preface
Lecture 1b: introduction
Lecture 2: grammars
Lecture 3: typed feature structures
Lecture 4: complex feature values
Lecture 5a: semantics
Lecture 5b: semantic representations
Lecture 6: binding
Lecture 7: morphology and the lexicon
Lecture 8: grammars and psychological reality
Lecture 9: passive
Lecture 10: dummies and idioms
Lecture 11: infinitival complements
Lecture 12: auxiliaries
Lecture 13: long distance dependencies

Exercises (.txt format)

Series 1 deadline: October 7
Series 2 deadline: October 21
Series 3 deadline: November 4
Series 4 deadline: November 18
Series 5 deadline: December 2
Series 6 deadline: December 16

Bring your solutions to the exercise sessions.
In case you cannot attend the exercise session(s), you can submit electronically (.pdf or .doc format).
The solutions of the exercises are discussed collectively during the exercise sessions.


About the use of LaTeX for linguists. See also versions in German and Dutch.

Style file for AVMs and the manual.
Style file for examples and the manual.
Style file for trees.
Style file for tree-dvips.

The solutions of the third series of exercises in .tex format: Series 3

The slides of lecture 7 in .tex format: morphology and the lexicon


Students who have delivered the solutions of the exercises by the set deadlines have an open book exam.
For an example of a question, see the Student Information Page of the MAI web site.
Date: January 2016


General information about Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar.

Bibliography of Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar.

Jobs in language and speech technology. See also external links of CCL.

Last updated by Frank Van Eynde on November 26, 2015