CS 5340/6340: Natural Language Processing
Fall 2017 Schedule
(subject to change)

Day Date Topic Required Readings
Monday 8/21 Introduction to NLP Ch. 1 & 2, for fun
Wednesday 8/23 Syntax: The Basics Ch. 5.1, 12.1-12.3, 16.1, for fun
Monday 8/28 Morphological Analysis Ch. 3 (pp. 45-70), for fun
Wednesday 8/30 Morphological Analysis, continued  
Monday 9/4 NO CLASS (Labor Day)
Wednesday 9/6 Statistical NLP, N-grams & Language Models Ch. 4.1-4.4, 4.5.1, 4.6, 5.2-5.4, for fun more fun
Monday 9/11 Part-of-Speech Tagging; Viterbi Algorithm Ch. 5.5, 6.1-6.4, for fun
Wednesday 9/13 Forward/Backward Probabilities for fun
Monday 9/18 Parsing Basics; Chart Parsing Ch. 13.1-13.5, for fun
Wednesday 9/20 Chart Parsing, continued
Monday 9/25 Machine Learning for NLP for fun
Wednesday 9/27 Statistical Parsing & Chunking Ch. 14.1-14.4, 14.7, 14.10, for fun
Monday 10/2 Semantic Ambiguity; Named Entity Recognition Ch. 19.1-19.3, 22.1, for fun
Wednesday 10/4 MIDTERM EXAM  
Monday 10/10 FALL BREAK  
Wednesday 10/12 FALL BREAK  
Monday 10/16 Named Entity Recognition, continued
Wednesday 10/18 Event Extraction Ch. 22.4, for fun
Monday 10/23 Semantic Class Induction Basilisk paper, fun
Wednesday 10/25 Semantic Role Labeling Ch. 19.4, 20.9
Monday 10/30 Distributional Semantic Similarity Ch. 20.7
Wednesday 11/1 Semantic Embedding Vectors Ch. 16 from 3rd edition of textbook
Monday 11/6 Discourse, Coreference Resolution Ch. 21.3-21.8, 24.1, for fun
Wednesday 11/8 Word Sense Disambiguation Ch. 20.1-20.5, for fun, more fun
Monday 11/13 Conceptual Dependency Theory and Scripts Ch. 19.5, for fun
Wednesday 11/15 Information Retrieval & Question Answering Ch. 23.1-23.2, for fun, more fun
Monday 11/20 Sentiment Analysis Ch. 18 and Ch. 6.1-6.3 from 3rd edition of textbook
Wednesday 11/22 NO CLASS TODAY (Happy Thanksgiving!)  
Monday 11/27 Machine Translation Ch. 25.1-25.3, for fun
Wednesday 11/29 Spoken Language Understanding Ch. 9.1-9.2, 9.5-9.6, more fun
Monday 12/4 Project Presentations  
Wednesday 12/6 Project Presentations  
Tuesday 12/12 Final Exam (3:30-5:30)