|Emily M. Bender||Zina Pozen|
|Office Hours:||Fridays 12-2
or by appointment
|Office Location:||Padelford A-219||Art 337|
|Email:||ebender at uw||zpozen at uw|
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.
Late homework policy: Unless prior arrangements are made, homework turned in late but within 24 hours of the deadline will be graded at 80% credit, homework turned between 24 and 48 hours will be graded at 70% credit, and homework turned in later than that will not be graded. No late final projects will be accepted.
Grades will be based on homework assignments (45%), the midterm (20%) and the final project (30%), and course participation (5%, including 2% for the twitter assignment).
|3/26||Introduction & overview||Ch 1||WebQ|
|3/28||Reg exps; FSA||Ch 2|
|4/2||Morphology & FST||BK pp. 1-37||4/3: Assignment 1, part 1|
|4/4||Morphology & FST
(Notes from xfst demo)
|BK pp. 43-63|
|4/9||Evaluation||Resnick & Lin, 2010|
|4/11||Computational Phonology||Ch 11|
|4/13||Lab: Final project planning||Assignment 2|
|4/18||N-grams||Ch 4 (through 4.4)|
|4/20||Lab||Plan for final project|
|4/23||N-grams||Ch 4.5-4.9, 4.12|
|4/30||Guest Lecture: Gina Levow|
|5/2||Guest Lecture: Glenn Slayden|
|5/7||CFG; Parsing||Ch 12, 13|
|5/9||Feature Structures||Ch 15 through 15.3|
|5/14||Unification^H^H Parsing||Ch 15.4-15.7|
|5/16||Probabilistic Parsing||Ch 14|
|5/23||Representing Meaning||Ch 17, 18|
|5/25||Lab||Final project outline + stage 1 results|
|5/28||Memorial Day -- no lecture|
|6/1||Lab: More presentations|
|6/4||Final projects due 2:30 pm|