CMPU 366

Computational Linguistics

Spring 2021

Tuesday & Thursday, 3:10–4:25 p.m.
Sanders Physics 309 and Zoom

Prof. Jonathan Gordon

Passwords for Zoom and Zoom recordings have been posted to Campuswire. If you don’t have access to Campuswire, email the instructor.

Lecture Reading Homework

1

Introduction

Feb. 16
Feb. 18 Computational linguistics Exercise 0

2

Words and text

Feb. 23 Text normalization and morphology Exercise 1
Feb. 25 Morphology and similarity Exercise 2
Assignment 1

3

Language models

Mar. 2 NLTK, language models, n-gram models Exercise 3
Mar. 4 Probabilistic approaches, smoothing, discounting
  • SLP 2e § 4.5–4.9, 4.12
Exercise 4

4

Machine learning, part 1

Mar. 9 Naïve Bayes and text classification Exercise 5
Assignment 2
Mar. 11 Logistic regression (maximum entropy)

5

Machine learning, part 2

Mar. 16 Vector semantics, word embeddings Exercise 6
Mar. 18 Deep learning Assignment 3

6

Syntactic analysis

Mar. 23 Syntactic analysis Exercise 7
Mar. 25 Dependency parsing

7

A brief break

Mar. 30 IBM Watson: Smartest Machine on Earth documentary; be there 5 minutes early!
Apr. 1 No class

8

Word senses and roles

Apr. 6 Lexical semantics Exercise 8
Assignment 4
Project proposal guidelines
Apr. 8 Semantic roles

9

Information extraction

Apr. 13 Information extraction, part 1
Apr. 15 Information extraction, part 2

10

Sentiment analysis

Apr. 20 Sentiment analysis, part 1 Project proposals due
Apr. 22 Sentiment analysis, part 2

11

Discourse and coreference

Apr. 27 Discourse and coreference, part 1
Apr. 29 Discourse and coreference, part 2

12

Machine translation

May 4 Machine translation, part 1
  • SLP 2e § 25
May 6 Machine translation, part 2

13

Project presentations, part 1

May 11 Project presentations
May 13 Project presentations

14

Project presentations, part 2

May 18 Project presentations
May 20 Project presentations

Rosencrantz: What are you playing at?
Guildenstern: Words, words. They’re all we have to go on.

Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, 1966