Please fill out the short online feedback survey for Inf1-DA. This is organised centrally by the University, with all results sent to the individual course organiser and to the Director of Teaching. I read every comment individually, and for Informatics courses we post results online to help other students choosing courses for the future.
The tutorials web page now has notes and solutions for the questions in Tutorial 8, statistical analysis.
The tutorials web page now has the latest set of exercises. As before, Question 1 is based on content of Tuesday’s lecture, and material for Question 2 appears on Friday.
Continue reading Week 10 Tutorial Exercises: Statistical Analysis
I’ve added a page with dates and other information about the Inf1-DA course exam. I’ll also review this in the Week 11 lectures.
Link: Information about the Inf1-DA exam
Notes and solutions for the information retrieval questions in Tutorial 7 are now on the tutorials web page.
In the most recent tutorial exercises you used the
cqp tool to search a 3-gigaword Dickens corpus. We also have the 96-gigaword British National Corpus installed under
cqp which you can explore by selecting
BNC at the commmand line.
$ cqp -e
[no corpus]> BNC
BNC> AllWords = [word="[a-zA-Z].*"]
BNC> size AllWords
This has part-of-speech and lemma information like the Dickens corpus, using the Claws 5 POS tag set. As this corpus is much larger you will find queries take noticeably longer to execute.
I also recommend reading the following article on the design and creation of the BNC.
This includes information about text corpora in general, as well as specific details about how the BNC came about.
Notes and solutions for the corpus querying exercises in Tutorial 6 are now on the tutorials web page.
The tutorials web page now has the latest set of tutorial exercises. The coursework assignment has also been running for a week now, and is due in on Thursday next week. The Information Retrieval tutorial work is fairly brief, which will allow you to spend time in the tutorial discussing any questions you have about the assignment. Please do take advantage of this: attempt every question in the assignment before your tutorial, and note down any concerns you have.
Links: Tutorial exercises; Coursework assignment
The written assignment for Inf1-DA is now available. It’s a set of exam questions from previous years, and you have until Thursday 23 March to complete it.
Link: Coursework assignment
The tutorials web page now has notes and solutions for Tutorial 5 as well as exercises for Tutorial 6
Continue reading Tutorials: Notes and Solutions, New Exercises