LIN 353C course projects will usually be done in groups of 2 students. If you want to work in a larger or smaller group, you need prior approval of the instructor.
Section "Project topic suggestions" gives a list of possible project topics. I would suggest that you choose something from this list, but you can also choose something different.
All projects need to address an NLP problem and involve programming. All projects need to be evaluated in some form.
As you need some initial results to discuss in your intermediate progress report, I suggest that you start out with some simple rule-based approach, then improve on it, maybe with some change in technique, in the second half of the semester.
You will write two documents about your course project, the intermediate report and the final report. You will also have a chance to discuss your project in the last week of classes. But this discussion will not be graded.