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This schedule is subject to change.

Assignments are due at the end of their due date (midnight).

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

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

  • Feb 5: Analyzing morphology: Regular expressions and finite state automata
    • Reading: J&M ch. 2 second half
    • First assignment due

  • Feb 7: More morphology analysis: Finite state transducers
    • Reading: J&M ch. 3, pp. 45-68

Week 5

Week 6

  • Feb 19: How likely is this word sequence? Language models.
    • Reading: J&M ch. 4, pp 83-97
    • Second assignment due

  • Feb 21: Continuing with language models

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9: Spring break

Week 10

Week 11

  • Mar 26: Automatic syntactic analysis: Parsing
    • Reading: J&M ch. 13, pp. 427-450
    • Fourth assignment due
  • Mar 28: Statistical parsing
    • Reading: J&M ch. 14 pp. 459-463, 467

Week 12

  • April 2: The Chomsky hierarchy, or: how complex is human language?
    • Reading: J&M, ch. 16, pp 529-542
  • April 4: Semantics: Describing the meaning of natural language

Week 13

  • April 9: Using machine learning to deal with word meaning ambiguity
    • Reading: J&M ch. 20 pp. 637-645
    • Fifth assignment due
  • April 11: Distributional models
    • Reading: J&M ch. 20, pp. 658-667

Week 14

  • April 16: Learning lexical information from text
    • Reading: J&M ch. 20, pp 667-670
  • April 18: Applications: Information Extraction
    • Reading: J&M ch. 22 pp. 725-743

Week 15

  • April 23: Applications: Sentiment Analysis
    • Sixth assignment due
  • April 25: Applications: Machine Translation
    • Reading: J&M ch. 25, p. 859-876

Week 16


Final exam: May 11 7pm-10pm (sorry about that)

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