Drawing from concepts covered in the prerequisite COMP34711: Natural Language Processing unit, this unit will enable students to look more deeply into how machines analyse and recognise meaning expressed in natural language. In this unit, students will gain hands-on experience in investigating solutions to a number of natural language understanding tasks. This will provide students with the know-how required to develop technologies for real-world applications enabling communication between humans and machines, which have become increasingly ubiquitous and indispensable.
The unit aims to:
- introduce students to the concepts and computational methods that enable machines to understand and interpret natural language
- explain the various tasks that underpin natural language understanding, and provide an overview of the state-of-the-art solutions to these tasks as well as their real-world applications