AL5398 - Seminar in Applied Linguistics
(TBA) (3 graduate credits)
May be repeated when topic changes, with permission of graduate advisor.
AL5398 Seminar in Applied Linguistics: Introduction to The Bible Translator’s Assistant
18 July – 7 November 2012
Instructor: Tod Allman
This course provides an introduction to the field of natural language generation - the process of mapping formal representations of meaning into human language. A natural language generator is a computer program which applies a language’s lexicon and grammar to some formal representation of meaning, and then produces initial draft texts which convey that meaning. This course will introduce you to a natural language generator designed specifically for Bible translators. In this course you’ll be able to apply all of your newly developed linguistic skills, and start producing initial draft translations in English and another language of your choice. The software will guide you through the process of building a lexicon and grammar, and then you’ll start generating initial drafts of portions of the Bible. The course will conclude with experiments to determine the quality of the generated texts.
AL5406 Field Methods and Linguistic Analysis
experience developing software, or permission from the instructor