LIN350 Computational semantics: Schedule


This schedule is subject to change.

Assignments are due at class time (12pm) 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

  • Jan 22. Computational semantics: an overview
    • Readings: an overview of computational semantics is available on Canvas under "Files"
    • Slides

  • Jan 24. Programming: first steps

Week 2

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Week 8

  • Mar 9 Topic modeling, continued
  • Mar 11 Logistic regression, word2vec, and neural models: Step 4: deep neural networks
    • Initial project description due.

  • Mar 13 Class canceled due to COVID

Week 9

Spring break

Week 10

    Classes canceled due to COVID

Week 11


Week 12

  • April 6 Language and logic:
    "There is in my opinion no important theoretical difference between natural languages and the artificial languages of logicians." (Richard Montague)
  • April 8 Language, logic, and inference

  • April 10 Semantics construction: automatically constructing a logical representation for a sentence
    • Homework 3 due.

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Week 16

  • May 4: Project presentations:
    • 2:00: Rohan Nair and Lindia Tjuatja
    • 2:08: Blake Davis
    • 2:16: Tabitha Kaiser and Kylie Heitzenrater
    • 2:24: Austin Leonard and Yucong Yang
    • 2:32: David Alvarez and Abbie Amick

  • May 6: Project presentations:
    • 2:00 Daniel Escobar and Xavier Jan Concepcion
    • 2:08: Zach Holsinger
    • 2:16: Sommer Chavez and Miguel Arriaga
    • 2:24: Isaiah Hogue
    • 2:32: Pepper Dawes and Jasmin Thairintr

  • May 8: Project presentations:
    • 2:00  Vincent Lee
    • 2:08 Michael Sullivan
    • 2:16: Anurag Singh and Alexander Houy
    • 2:24 Ed Pedraza-Robles and Ryan Schulze
    • 2:32: Rebecca Harrison and Gabrielle Shaddock
    • ... and some final words.

Final report due: Thursday May 14, 12pm.

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