SS 2015

Current Topics in Computational Linguistics

 

Schedule


Date Topic
15 May

McMahan and Stone (2015) - A Bayesian Model of Grounded Color Semantics
- paper

20 May

Andreas and Klein (2014) - Grounding language with points and paths in continuous spaces
- paper
- code
- slides

27 May

More Andreas and Klein, plus background reading on graphical models
- Wainwright and Jordan, Graphical Models, Exponential Families, and Variational Inference (Chapter 2)
- Barber, Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning
- D. Koller, Coursera course "Probabilistic graphical models"

03 Jun

Gimpel & Smith (2010): Softmax-Margin Training for Structured Log-Linear Models
- paper
- background on CRFs
- Thomas' slides on CRFs

10 Jun

Hovy (1987): Generating natural language under pragmatic constraints
- paper

17 Jun

Och (2003): Minimum Error Rate Training in Statistical Machine Translation
- paper
- Omar Zaidan (2009): Z-MERT

24 Jun

(skipped, go to JRG job talks instead)

01 Jul

Daume et al. (2009): Search-based structured prediction
- paper

08 Jul

Practice talks (Yulia, Jonas)
- Yulia
- Jonas

15 Jul

Sim et al. (2014). The Utility of Text: The Case of Amicus Briefs and the Supreme Court
- paper