|Emily M. Bender||David Goss-Grubbs|
|Office Hours:||M 1-3, Denny 109
Th 1-2, Padelford B-201
|T 4-5, Denny 109
W 12:30-1:30, Padelford B-203
|Email:||ebender at u||davidgg at u|
If you want to do more Perl programming, you probably should use an editor which understands Perl syntax and will indent things properly for you. Emacs is one, and it is available on Dante. You can get emacs for Windows (for free) here. DzSoft makes a shareware Perl editor. (NB - I've never used it, and so don't know how useful it is.)
Finally, here is a quick reference guide to Perl.
The goal of this class is to provide an introduction to computational linguistics---a broad field incorporating research and techniques for processing language with computers at all levels of linguistic structure. Students are expected to have a background in either computer science or linguistics, but not necessarily both. Expect this class to be difficult at times and easy at others. We hope to offer something new and interesting for everyone.
Note: To request academic accommodations due to a disability, please contact Disabled Student Services, 448 Schmitz, 206-543-8924 (V/TTY). If you have a letter from Disabled Student Services indicating that you have a disability which requires academic accommodations, please present the letter to the instructor so we can discuss the accommodations you might need in this class.
Students are expected to complete the assigned readings before each lecture. Lecture and section will connect with the readings, but not everything in the readings will be covered in lecture. Homework assignments and exams may nonetheless cover material in the readings not gone over in class.
Grades will be based on homework assignments (45%), the midterm (20%), the final (30%) and class participation (lecture, section and the EPost board) (5%). There will be three options for the final: an exam, a paper, and a project.
|9/30||Introduction & overview||Ch 1||Regular expression exercises|
|10/2||Reg exps; FSA||Ch 2|
|10/7||Morphology & FST||Ch 3.1-3.2|
|10/9||Morphology & FST||Ch 3.3-3.6||Assignment 1|
Mean 27.78, Median 29
|10/14||CFG; Parsing||Ch 10.1-10.2||Choice of final type|
|10/17||Section: Parsing step-by-step|
|10/21||Feature Structures||Ch 11.1-11.3||Assignment 2 Answer key|
Mean 33.11, Median 33
|10/28||Catch-up/review||Assignment 3 Answer key|
Mean 34.11, Median 37
Mean 30.56, Median 31.5
|11/4||Probabilistic Parsing||Ch 12|
|11/6||Probabilistic Parsing||Ch 12||Final paper or project topic|
|11/7||Section: non-probabilistic CKY|| || revised non-probabilistic |
|11/11||Veteran's Day -- no class|
|11/13||Reference Resolution||Ch 18.1|
|11/18||Text Coherence||Ch 18.2-18.5||Assignment 4 Answer key|
Mean 31.56, Median 34
|11/20||(Guest lecture:) Lexical Semantics||Ch 16|
|11/21||Section: Text Coherence|
|11/25||Dialogue & Conversation Agents||Ch 19||Assignment 5 Answer key|
Mean 30.67, Median 30
|11/27||Thanksgiving -- no class|
|12/2||Computational Phonology||Ch 4.1-4.4||Assignment 6 Answer key|
Mean 38.56, Median 40
|12/05||Section: Two-level phonology||Section notes as a Word doc|
|12/15||Final exam 4:30-6:20pm||Final papers/Final projects|