This is the course material for LING 83800: Methods in Computational Linguistics II at the CUNY Graduate Center, as taught by Michael Mandel in Spring 2020.

Note that this schedule might change, so check back frequently!

Date | Content | Practicum | Assignments | Readings Due |
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01/31/20 | Syllabus & motivations | |||

02/07/20 | Probability | Probability practicum | ||

02/14/20 | Git | Git practicum | ||

02/21/20 | Formal languages | HW1 Due | ||

02/28/20 | Pynini exercises | |||

03/06/20 | ||||

03/13/20 | [Instructional recess] | |||

03/20/20 | Language models handout | Homework 2 practice | ||

03/27/20 | Generative classifiers | Naive Bayes practicum | HW2 Due | |

04/03/20 | Hidden Markov models | HMM probability spreadsheet | ||

04/10/20 | [Spring break] | |||

04/17/20 | Discriminative classification | Perceptron practicum | ||

04/24/20 | Project lab | HW4 Due | Resnik & Lin 2010 | |

05/01/20 | Descriptive data analysis | Anagram practicum | Johnson 2014 | |

05/08/20 | Inferential data analysis | Project lab | Gorman & Johnson 2013 | |

05/15/20 | Project presentations | HW3 Due | ||

05/22/20 | Project papers due |

- Chacon & Straub
- Chacon, S., and Straub, B. 2014. Pro Git. 2nd edition. Apress. Online.
- Jelinek
- Jelinek, F. 1997. Statistical methods for speech recognition. MIT Press.
- Jurafsky & Martin
- Jurafsky, D., and Martin, J. H. 2019. Speech and language processing. 3rd edition. Pearson. Online.
- Manning & Schütze
- Manning, C. D., and Schütze, H. 1999. Foundations of statistical natural language processing. MIT Press.
- Partee et al
- Partee, B. H., ter Meulen, A., and Wall, R. E. 1993. Mathematical methods in linguistics. 2nd edition. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
- Roark & Sproat
- Roark, B. and Sproat, R. 2007. Computational approaches to morphology and syntax. Oxford University Press.

- 2020/02/07
- I have delayed the due dates for homeworks 1 and 2 by one week.
- 2019/11/21
- Welcome to class, the course website has not quite been updated for this semester yet.