Natural Language Processing (CS-5340/6340)
Fall 2013 Schedule
(subject to change)

Day Date Topic Required Readings
Tuesday 8/27 Introduction to NLP (slides) Ch. 1 & 2, for fun
Thursday 8/29 Syntax: The Basics (slides) Ch. 5.1, 12.1-12.3, 16.1, for fun
Tuesday 9/3 Morphological Analysis (slides) Ch. 3 (pp. 45-70), for fun, more fun
Thursday 9/5 Part-of-Speech Tagging; Intro. to Probability (slides) Ch. 5.2-5.4, for fun, more fun
Tuesday 9/10 N-gram Language Models (slides) Ch. 4.1-4.4, 4.5.1, 4.6, for fun
Thursday 9/12 HMM-based Part-of-Speech Tagging (slides) Ch. 5.5, 6.1-6.4, for fun
Tuesday 9/17 Parsing as Search; Recursive Transition Networks (slides) Ch. 13.1-13.3, for fun
Thursday 9/19 Parsing as Search; Recursive Transition Networks (cont'd)  
Tuesday 9/24 Chart Parsing; Partial Parsing (slides) Ch. 13.4-13.5, for fun
Thursday 9/26 Machine Learning for NLP (slides) for fun
Tuesday 10/1 Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars (slides) Ch. 14.1-14.4, 14.7, 14.10, for fun
Thursday 10/3 Semantics: The Basics (slides) Ch. 19.1-19.4, for fun, more fun
Tuesday 10/8 Sentiment Analysis (slides) for fun
Thursday 10/10 MIDTERM EXAM  
Tuesday 10/15 FALL BREAK  
Thursday 10/17 FALL BREAK  
Tuesday 10/22 Sentiment Analysis (cont'd)
Thursday 10/24 Semantic Class Induction (slides) Basilisk paper, for fun
Tuesday 10/29 Named Entity Recognition (slides, bootstrapping example) Ch. 22.1, for fun
Thursday 10/31 Distributional Similarity (slides) Ch. 20.7, for fun
Tuesday 11/5 Discourse, Pragmatics, Coreference Resolution (slides) Ch. 21.3-21.8, for fun,more fun
Thursday 11/7 Word Sense Disambiguation (slides) Ch. 20.1-20.5, for fun, more fun
Tuesday 11/12 Conceptual Dependency Theory and Scripts (slides) Ch. 19.5, for fun
Thursday 11/14 Event Extraction (slides) Ch. 22.4, for fun
Tuesday 11/19 Event Extraction (cont'd)
Thursday 11/21 Information Retrieval (slides) Ch. 23.1, for fun
Tuesday 11/26 Question Answering (slides) Ch. 23.2
Thursday 11/28 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Tuesday 12/3 Machine Translation (slides) ; Spoken Language Understanding (slides) Ch. 25.1-25.3; Ch. 9.1-9.2, 9.5-9.6, for fun more fun
Thursday 12/5 Project Presentations
Tuesday 12/10 Project Presentations
Thursday 12/12 Project Presentations
Wednesday 12/18 FINAL EXAM: 1:00-3:00, MEB 3105