Natural Language Processing (CS-5340/6340)
Fall 2015 Schedule
(subject to change)

Day Date Topic Required Readings
Monday 8/24 Introduction to NLP (slides) Ch. 1 & 2, for fun
Wednesday 8/26 Syntax: The Basics (slides) Ch. 5.1, 12.1-12.3, 16.1, for fun
Monday 8/31 Morphology (slides) Ch. 3 (pp. 45-70), 5.2-5.4, for fun, more fun
Wednesday 9/2 Introduction to Statistical NLP; N-grams & Language Models (slides) Ch. 4.1-4.4, 4.5.1, 4.6, for fun, more fun
Monday 9/7 NO CLASS: Labor Day Holiday
Wednesday 9/9 Part-of-Speech Tagging; Viterbi Algorithm (slides) Ch. 5.5, 6.1-6.4, for fun
Monday 9/14 Parsing: The Basics (slides) Ch. 13.1-13.3, 13.5, for fun
Wednesday 9/16 Chart Parsing (slides) Ch. 13.4, for fun
Monday 9/21 Guest Lecture, Dr. David Bean: "NLP in the Wild"  
Wednesday 9/23 Machine Learning for NLP (slides) for fun
Monday 9/28 Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars; Dependency Parsing (slides) Ch. 14.1-14.4, 14.7, 14.10, for fun
Wednesday 9/30 Information Extraction (slides)  
Monday 10/5 EXAM I
Wednesday 10/7 Question Answering (slides) Ch. 23.2, for fun
Monday 10/12 FALL BREAK  
Wednesday 10/14 FALL BREAK  
Monday 10/19 Semantics: The Basics (slides) Ch. 19.1-19.4, 20.9, for fun, more fun
Wednesday 10/21 Named Entity Recognition (slides; bootstrapping example) Ch. 22.1, for fun
Monday 10/26 Semantic Class Induction (slides w/color background, slides w/white background) Basilisk paper, for fun
Wednesday 10/28 Distributional Similarity (slides) Ch. 20.7
Monday 11/2 Discourse & Pragmatics (slides) Ch. 21.3-21.4, 24.1 ,more fun
Wednesday 11/4 Coreference Resolution (slides) Ch. 21.5-21.8, for fun
Monday 11/9 Word Sense Disambiguation (slides) Ch. 20.1-20.5, for fun, more fun
Wednesday 11/11 Conceptual Dependency Theory and Scripts (slides) Ch. 19.5, for fun
Monday 11/16 Event Extraction (slides w/color background, slides w/white background) Ch. 22.4, for fun
Wednesday 11/18 Information Retrieval (slides) Ch. 23.1, for fun
Monday 11/23 Exam II
Wednesday 11/25 No Class Today   (Extra time to work on your Q/A systems! :)
Monday 11/30 Machine Translation (slides) Ch. 25.1-25.3, for fun
Wednesday 12/2 Spoken Language Understanding (slides) Ch. 9.1-9.2, 9.5-9.6, more fun
Monday 12/7 Oral Project Presentations (top 5 teams)  
Wednesday 12/9 Project Poster Session (remaining teams)