Schedule

Course schedule. Subject to change. If you want to look ahead a bit, you can look at the course schedule from last year -- many things will be different, but there is a great deal of overlap.

Assignments are due by class time (12:00pm) on their due date. "JM" refers to the Jurafsky and Martin textbook.

Week Dates Topics Materials Assignments
 1
  • 1/19
  • 1/21
  • Course introduction
  • Probability
  • Course introduction slides
  • JM 1

 2
  • 1/24
  • 1/26
  • 1/28
  • Probability
 
 3
  • 1/31
  • 2/2
  • 2/4
  • Text classification (Sentiment analysis)
  • Guest lecture on word meaning by Katrin Erk. (2/2)
  • Document classification slides (for background on sentiment analysis -- they are primarily for my other class -and include lots of more basic content)

 4
  • 2/7
  • 2/9
  • 2/11
  • Text classification
 
 5
  • 2/14
  • 2/16
  • 2/18
  • N-gram language models

 6
  • 2/21
  • 2/23
  • 2/25
  • Part-of-speech tagging
  • Hidden Markov Models

 7
  • 2/28
  • 3/2
  • 3/4
  • Hidden Markov Models
  • JM 6: 173-192
 8
  • 3/7
  • 3/9
  • 3/11
  • Hidden Markov models
  • Mid-term exam review (3/9)
  • Mid-term exam (3/11)
 
 *Spring Break
   
 9
  • 3/21
  • 3/23
  • 3/25
  • Discriminative models
  • Maximum entropy Markov models
  • JM 6: 193-207

 10
  • 3/28
  • 3/30
  • 4/1
  • Maximum entropy markov models
  • Information extraction
 11
  • 4/4
  • 4/6
  • 4/8
  • Information extraction
  • Grammar
  •  JM: 22: 725-743
  • Categorial Grammar (draft article by Jason Baldridge for the Handbook of Syntax)
  • Additional background reading: Combinatory Categorial Grammar (draft article by Mark Steedman and Jason Baldridge)
  • JM 12. (Note: this chapter discusses context-free grammars---we'll be covering many of the same topics using categorial grammar.)

 12
  • 4/11
  • 4/13
  • 4/15
  • Grammar
  • Meaning representations
  • JM 17: 545-572

 13
  • 4/18
  • 4/20
  • 4/22
  • Computational semantics
  • Parsing
  • Statistical parsing
  • JM 18: 583-591
  • JM 13. 427-443 (Again, we'll be discussing this with respect to categorial grammar.)
  • JM 14: 459-467
 14
  • 4/25
  • 4/27
  • 4/29
  • Statistical parsing
  • Topic models

 15
  • 5/2
  • 5/4
  • 5/6
  • Geolocation
  • Final exam review (5/6)
 Exams Final Exam: Thursday, May 12. CBA 4.328  

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