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Statistical methods

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: LT2202
Spring 2019
50% Day
Period: 21 January 2019 - 26 March 2019
2 Opens 17 September GU-25950
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The purpose of this course is to give an introduction to probabilistic modeling, statistical methods and their use within the field of language technology. The course covers a number of topics, for instance:

  • Probability theory
  • Information theory
  • Statistical theory (sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing)
  • Language modeling
  • Part-of-speech tagging
  • Syntactic parsing
  • Word sense disambiguation
  • Machine translation
  • Evaluation

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Course Syllabus


Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Admission to the course requires either successful completion of the course

  • LT2113 Natural Language Processing, 15 credits
or successful completion of the two courses
  • LT2103 Natural Language Processing, 7.5 credits and
  • LT2104 Programming for NLP, 7.5 credits,
or equivalent language technology skills and knowledge.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 16 250 SEK
First payment: 16 250 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Madelaine Miller, +46 31-786 5086,


Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, Theory of Science
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Olof Wijksgatan 6

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