Analyzing linguistic data: schedule


This schedule is subject to change.

Assignments are due at class time (11am) on their due date. Please submit assignments online on Canvas unless the assignment tells you otherwise.

Readings can be done either before or after class (unless noted otherwise); they are chosen to support the material covered in class.

Week 1

Foundations of programming                                                                                 

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Text processing                                                                                                             

Week 5

  • Feb 16 String patterns for selecting words and cutting them down to size; Regular expressions

  • Feb 18 In-person meeting: We talk in class about your project ideas.

Week 6

Summarizing and exploring data                                                                                           

Week 7

  • Mar 2 Separating the wheat from the chaff: Identifying important words
    • Homework 2 due.

  • Mar 4 Clustering: Automatically grouping data for exploratory data analysis

Week 8

  • Mar 11 In-person meeting: What can we find out about people from what they say? And what should we try to find out?

Week 9

Spring break                                                                                 

Week 10

Risky conclusions: Hypothesis testing                                                                                      

Week 11

  • Mar 30 A hypothesis test that is particularly useful for text data: chi-squared

More programming                                                                          

Week 12

Correlation                                                                          

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15

    • April 27 Practicing regression
      • Homework 4 due


    • April 29 What is the connection between ANOVA and regression?

    Week 16

    Project presentations                                                                         

    • May 4: In person meeting: Project presentations
      • You can also present your project via zoom. Do what is safe for you.

    • May 6: In person meeting: Project presentations
      • You can also present your project via zoom. Do what is safe for you.

    Final report due: tba.
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