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Shallow Processing Techniques for Natural Language Processing


Course Details

  • Location: UW Seattle
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Times: Days
  • Cost : $3,648

Next Start Date:

September 30, 2021

This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.

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About this Course

Techniques and algorithms for associating relatively surface-level structures and information with natural language corpora.

Topics include:

  • Word segmentation/tokenization
  • Morphological analysis
  • Part-of-Speech
  • Language Modeling
  • Named entity recognition
  • Chunk parsing
  • Linguistic resources that can be leveraged for these tasks (e.g., treebanks)

These techniques allow you to locate items of interest (e.g., product names, diagnoses, proper names) in running text, correlate their occurrences with each other and normalize text for further processing.

Program Overview

You must complete two required courses and one elective course to earn the certificate.

You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format


Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

Course Sessions


Meet your instructor

Fei Xia

Professor, Department of Linguistics

Credit Course

You’ll earn 4 academic credits for successfully completing this course. Learn more about credit courses

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