Spring 2014

Course Overview

Provides a fundamental understanding of the problems in natural language understanding by computers, and the theory and practice of
current computational linguistic systems. Of interest to students of artificial intelligence, algorithms, and the computational processes of comprehension and understanding.

Monday & Wednesday 2:00 - 3:20
Speech and Language Processing (Second Edition), by Daniel Jurafsky & James H. Martin
Natural Language Toolkit by Steven Bird, Eewan Klein, and Edward Loper


Dr. Marie Meteer
Email: mmeteer@cs.brandeis.edu
Office: Volen 256
Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 1:00 - 2:00
and by appointment

Teaching Assistant

John Vogel


Your grade for this class will be a linear combination of class participation, programming assignments, tests and quizes (both in class and take home), and a final exam. The coefficients are as follows:

Programming Assignments: 40%
Tests & quizzes: 30%
Final Exam: 20%
Class Participation: 10%