Final project

The full description of the final project is here.

The final project is the main assignment of the second half of the course. Final projects can be done individually or in groups of 2 people. Group projects are expected to be more substantial than individual ones. All projects are required to be related in a substantive way to at least one of the central topics of the course. The main components are as follows:

  • In-class preliminary project description (April 23) – a short overview of your project including at least the following information:
    • A statement of the project's goals
    • A (very brief) summary of previous approaches (i.e., what you have found in the literature)
    • The resources you will use (corpora, lexicons, etc.) and a clear indication of what you may need to do to get them in a form appropriate for your project (e.g., annotate, extract features, render in ARFF, etc.)
    • A summary of your approach (methodology, features used if relevant, etc.)
    • A summary of progress so far: what you have done, and any obstacles or concerns that might prevent your project from coming to fruition
  • Poster Presentations (May 14)
  • Final project (due May 22 ABSOLUTE DEADLINE)

NOTE: There are numerous resources available for use in these projects, including APIs for gathering and processing Twitter data as well as corpora, lexicons, ontologies, etc. Please consult me for more information!