Evangelising language technology: a practically - focussed undergraduate program

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Abstract

This paper describes an undergraduate program in Language Technology that we have developed at Macquarie University. We question the industrial relevance of much that is taught in NLP courses, and emphasize the need for a practical orientation as a means to growing the size of the field. We argue that a more evangelical approach, both with regard to students and industry, is required. The paper provides an overview of the material we cover, and makes some observations for the future on the basis of our experiences so far.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication40th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Subtitle of host publication7-12 July 2002, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Place of PublicationSan Francisco
PublisherMorgan Kaufmann Publishers
Pages27-32
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781558608832
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventAssociation for Computational Linguistics Meeting (40th : 2002) - Philadelphia
Duration: 7 Jul 200212 Jul 2002

Conference

ConferenceAssociation for Computational Linguistics Meeting (40th : 2002)
CityPhiladelphia
Period7/07/0212/07/02

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