|Emily M. Bender||David Goss-Grubbs|
T 10-12 & By appt
|Th 9-11 & By appt
|Email:||ebender at u||davidgg at u|
Goals: By the end of this course, you will:
Computational linguistics is 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 lab 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||First week survey|
|10/1||Lab: Regular expression exercises|
|10/5||Reg exps; FSA||Ch 2|
|10/7||Morphology & FST||Ch 3.1-3.2|
|Morphology & FST||Ch 3.3-3.6||Assignment 1|
|10/14||CFG; Parsing||Ch 10.1-10.2||Preliminary choice of final type|
|10/21||Feature Structures||Ch 11.1-11.3||Assignment 2|
|11/2||Midterm||Midterm WebQ (non-anonymous)|
|11/4||Probabilistic Parsing||Ch 12|
|11/9||Probabilistic Parsing||Ch 12||Final paper or project topic|
|11/11||Veteran's Day -- no class|
|11/16||Computational Phonology||Ch 4.1-4.4|
|11/18||Text-to-Speech||Ch 4.5-4.9||Assignment 4|
|11/23||Reference Resolution||Ch 18.1|
|11/25||Thanksgiving -- no class|
|11/26||Thanksgiving -- no lab|
|11/30||Text Coherence||Ch 18.2-18.5||Assignment 5|
|12/2||Lexical Semantics||Ch 16|
|12/7||Dialogue & Conversation Agents|
|12/17||Final exam 2:30-4:20pm||Final papers/Final projects due 10:00 am|