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.

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Topics (syllabus)

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

Date Room Content Assignments Readings Due
01/31/20 Syllabus & motivations
02/07/20 Probability
  • Manning & Schütze ch. 2,
  • Jelinek p. 4-5
02/14/20 Git MP1 Due
  • Chacon & Straub ch. 1.1-3,
  • 2,
  • 6.1-6.3
02/21/20 Formal languages
  • Partee et al. ch. 1,
  • Jurafsky & Martin ch. 2-2.1
02/28/20 Finite automata MP2 Due
  • Partee et al. ch. 2,
  • Jurafsky & Martin ch. 2.2-3
03/06/20 Language models
  • Jurafsky & Martin ch. 4,
  • Roark & Sproat ch. 6.1,
  • Jelinek ch. 4,
  • Manning & Schütze ch. 6
03/13/20 Finite-state grammars
03/20/20 Generative classifiers
03/27/20 Hidden Markov models
  • Jurafsky & Martin ch. 5.5,
  • Manning & Schütze ch. 9,
  • Jelinek ch. 2
04/03/20 Discriminative classification
04/10/20 [Spring break]
04/17/20 Evaluation Resnik & Lin 2010
04/24/20 Descriptive data analysis Johnson 2014
05/01/20 Inferential data analysis MP3 Due Gorman & Johnson 2013
05/08/20 TBD
05/15/20 TBD
05/22/20 Project Due

Textbooks (buy)

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.

Announcements

2019/11/21
Welcome to class, the course website has not quite been updated for this semester yet.

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