This course provides an overview of the field of natural language processing. The goal of the field is to build technologies that will allow machines to understand human langauges. Applications include machine translation, automatic summarization, question answering systems, and dialog systems.
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- Course number
- CIS 530 - Computational Linguistics
- Mark Yatskar
- Discussion Forum
- Time and place
- Spring 2021, Tuesday and Thursday 1:30-2:30pm via Zoom. Attendance is optional, but the instructor will be recording lectures with those that would like to attend and ask questions. Lectures will be posted on Canvas immediately following the lecture.
- First day of class is January 21, 2021
- Last day of class is May 11, 2021
- Office hours
- To join the office hour queue, please go to OHQ.io.
- Monday 8:30pm - 10:00pm Eastern - Pengrui
- Tuesday 10:30am - 12:00pm Eastern - Haren
- Tuesday 5:00pm - 6:30pm Eastern - Chaitanya
- Wednesday 1:30pm - 3:00pm Eastern - Mark zoom
- Wednesday 3:00pm - 4:30pm Eastern - Yue
- Thursday 3:00pm -4:30pm Eastern - Weiqiu
- Saturday 10:00am - 11:30am Eastern - Daniel
- Both textbooks are available for free on the web.
- Speech and Language Processing (3rd edition draft) by Dan Jurafsky and James H. Martin
- Natural Language Processing by Jacob Eisenstein
- The course will have weekly required readings.
- The grading for the course will consist of:
- 60% for weekly homework assignments
- 15% for quizzes about the readings
- 25% for the final project or 3 optional homeworks
Homeworks and quizes are weighted equally within their respective categories.
- Homework will be released two weeks before it is due. There will be 8 homeworks, roughly due weekly. Please see the Schedule
- Final Project will be done in groups of 3 or more. If you cannot think of a topic, or are struggling to form a team, you can do 4 alternative homeworks.
- Collaboration Policy
- Unless otherwise noted, you are allowed to work in pairs on the homework assignment. Both partners will receive the same grade. The final projects will have larger groups.
- Late Day Policy
- Each student has ten free “late days”. Homeworks can be submitted at most three days late. If you are out of late days, then you will not be able to get credit for subsequent late assignments. One “day” is defined as anytime between 1 second and 24 hours after the homework deadline. The intent of the late day policy it to allow you to take extra time due to unforseen circumstances like illnesses. You do not need to ask permission to use your late days.