This website is for an old version of the course, from 2016/17. Informatics 1: Data & Analysis has moved on to new years and new students. Please follow the link below to see the current course pages.
All exam results should now be available through EUCLID. A total of 278 students sat the Inf1-DA exam this year, with over 95% passing and very many achieving Grade A. Those are excellent results, congratulations.
I’ll publish a more detailed feedback report later, with information about student solutions to all of the exam questions. If you have questions or concerns about your result in this or any other course then contact your Personal Tutor to discuss this further.
Continue reading Exam Results
I’ve uploaded reports on the written assignment and on last year’s Inf1-DA exam. These give detailed notes on solutions and discuss the range of answers given by students. You can also find these on the coursework web page and the ITO past paper pages.
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.
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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
In the most recent tutorial exercises you used the
cqp tool to search a 3-megaword Dickens corpus. We also have the 96-megaword 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 96063265 BNC>
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.
- Gavin Burnage and Glynis Baguley. The British National Corpus. Library and Information Briefings 65, February 1996.
This includes information about text corpora in general, as well as specific details about how the BNC came about.