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Philosophy of Language and NLP - NPFL130
Title: Filosofie jazyka a NLP
Guaranteed by: Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (32-UFAL)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 2
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information: https://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/courses/npfl130
Guarantor: Mgr. Tomáš Musil
Aim of the course -

The seminar will consist of reading important texts from Philosophy of Language and discussing their relationship to Natural Language Processing (NLP).

Last update: Vidová Hladká Barbora, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (11.05.2020)
Course completion requirements -

The course credit will be given for actively attending the seminar and presenting a report on a selected text. The report may alternatively be replaced with a short essay.

Last update: Vidová Hladká Barbora, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (11.05.2020)
Literature -

Lycan, W. G. Philosophy of language: A contemporary introduction. (Routledge, 2008).

Rorty, R. The linguistic turn: Essays in philosophical method. (University of Chicago Press, 1992).

Last update: Vidová Hladká Barbora, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (11.05.2020)
Syllabus -

Beginning of the analytical philosophy of language (Frege, Russell, Carnap, early Wittgenstein)

Language and its use (late Wittgenstein)

Speech acts theory (Austin, Grice, Searle)

Semiotics (Peirce)

Structuralism (Saussure, Jakobson)

Metaphor (Lakoff and Johnson)

Post-analytical philosophy (Rorty, Davidson, Quine, Putnam)

Inferentialism (Brandom, Peregrin)

Non-analytical approaches (Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, ...)

Last update: Vidová Hladká Barbora, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (11.05.2020)
 
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