CS 5340/6340: Natural Language Processing
Fall 2016 Schedule
(subject to change)

Day Date Topic Required Readings
Monday 8/22 Introduction to NLP (slides) Ch. 1 & 2, for fun
Wednesday 8/24 Syntax: The Basics Ch. 5.1, 12.1-12.3, 16.1, for fun
Monday 8/29 Morphological Analysis Ch. 3 (pp. 45-70), 5.2-5.4, for fun, more fun
Wednesday 8/31 Introduction to Statistical NLP; N-grams & Language Models Ch. 4.1-4.4, 4.5.1, 4.6, for fun, more fun
Monday 9/5 NO CLASS: Labor Day Holiday
Wednesday 9/7 Part-of-Speech Tagging; Viterbi Algorithm Ch. 5.5, 6.1-6.4, for fun
Monday 9/12 Parsing: The Basics Ch. 13.1-13.3, 13.5, for fun
Wednesday 9/14 Chart Parsing I Ch. 13.4, for fun
Monday 9/19 Chart Parsing II Ch.
Wednesday 9/21 Machine Learning for NLP for fun
Monday 9/26 Statistical Parsing & Chunking Ch. 14.1-14.4, 14.7, 14.10, for fun
Wednesday 9/28 Discourse & Pragmatics Ch. 21.3-21.4, 24.1 ,more fun
Monday 10/3 Coreference Resolution Ch. 21.5-21.8, for fun
Wednesday 10/5 MIDTERM EXAM  
Monday 10/10 FALL BREAK  
Wednesday 10/12 FALL BREAK  
Monday 10/17 Semantic Class Induction Basilisk paper, for fun
Wednesday 10/19 Semantics: The Basics Ch. 19.1-19.4, 20.9, for fun, more fun
Monday 10/24 Semantic Role Labeling  
Wednesday 10/26 Named Entity Recognition Ch. 22.1, for fun
Monday 10/31 Distributional Similarity Ch. 20.7
Wednesday 11/2 Word Sense Disambiguation Ch. 20.1-20.5, for fun, more fun
Monday 11/7 Information Extraction  
Wednesday 11/9 Conceptual Dependency Theory and Scripts Ch. 19.5, for fun
Monday 11/14 Event Extraction Ch. 22.4, for fun
Wednesday 11/16 Information Retrieval Ch. 23.1, for fun
Monday 11/21 Question Answering Ch. 23.2, for fun
Wednesday 11/23 TBD  
Monday 11/28 Machine Translation Ch. 25.1-25.3, for fun
Wednesday 11/30 Spoken Language Understanding Ch. 9.1-9.2, 9.5-9.6, more fun
Monday 12/5 Oral Project Presentations (top teams)  
Wednesday 12/7 Project Poster Session (remaining teams)  
Monday 12/12 Final Exam (3:30-5:30)