Computational Linguistics
Cosci 114
Spring 1997



Instructor: James Pustejovsky
email: jamesp@cs.brandeis.edu
homepage

TA: Marc Verhagen
email: marc@cs.brandeis.edu
homepage

TI: Paul Buitelaar
email: paulb@cs.brandeis.edu
homepage



Course Outline

  Material Readings Assignments
T, Jan 21 Introduction, History of NLP/CL
Sample Texts for Discussion  
F, Jan. 24 History of NLP/CL
  1: send email
Due: Jan 31
T, Jan. 28 SGML
   
F, Jan. 31 Tokenizing/PERL
Perl Tutorial
Programming Perl, Ch 1
2: Perl tokenizer
Due: Febr 11
T, Feb. 4 POS Tagging 1/2
tagset  
F, Feb. 7 POS Tagging 2/2
Word Sense Disambiguation
(postscript file)
 
T, Feb. 11 Probabilistic Techniques
Introduction to Probability
(postscript file)
3: POS Tagger, part 1
Due: Febr 18
F, Feb. 14 HMMs
Hidden Markov Models
(postscript file)
 
T, Feb. 18 Speech and Language Technologies
BBN homepage 4: POS Tagger, part 2
Due: March 11
F, Feb. 21 Shallow Parsing 1
   
T, Feb. 25 Shallow Parsing 2, Perl Programming Perl, Ch 4  
F, Feb. 28 Shallow Parsing 3, Perl    
T, Mar. 11 Semantic Tagging 1    
F, Mar. 14 Shallow Parsing 4   5: Shallow Parsing
Due: April 11-14
T, Mar. 18 Semantic Tagging 2    
F, Mar. 21 Co-reference, etc.    
T, Mar. 25 Lexicon 1/3    
T, Apr. 1 Lexicon 1/3    
F, Apr. 4 Lexicon 1/3    
T, Apr. 8 Information extraction/retrieval 1/3    
F, Apr. 11 Information extraction/retrieval 2/3    
T, Apr. 15 Information extraction/retrieval 3/3    
F, Apr. 18 MT overview    
F, May 2 Lexical Webs   6a: Final Project
Summary
Due: May 2
T, May 6 Final Project Presentations 1/2   6b: Final Project
Oral Presentation
W, May 7 Final Project Presentations 2/2   6b: Final Project
Oral Presentation
      6c: Final Project
Paper (5-10 pages)
Due: May 19



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