ANLP 2014

Advanced Natural Language Processing

 

Schedule


* = optional reading

Date Topic Readings Assignments
14 Oct

(no class)

17 Oct

Introduction

A1 handed out
21 Oct

Review - Probability theory

24 Oct

Generative statistical models; n-grams

28 Oct

Smoothing

31 Oct

(public holiday)

04 Nov

POS tagging with HMMs

  • Jurafsky & Martin, Chapters 5.1-5.5, 6.1-6.4
A1 due; A2 handed out
07 Nov

Training of HMMs

11 Nov

Discussion of Assignment 1 (basic statistical methods)

14 Nov

Elementary speech recognition

  • Jurafsky & Martin, Chapter 9 (Automatic Speech Recognition)
  • Jurafsky & Martin, Chapter 7 (Phonetics; if you need to read up on that)
18 Nov

Elementary speech synthesis

21 Nov

Context-free grammars and CKY parsing

  • Jurafsky & Martin, Chapter 13.1 - 13.4.1 (CFG parsing, up to CKY)
  • Jurafsky & Martin, Chapter 12.1-12.3, 12.5 (Formal Grammars of English; if you need to read up on that)
A2 due; A3 handed out
25 Nov

Discussion of Assignment 2 (HMMs)

28 Nov

Probabilistic CFGs and PCFG parsing

  • Jurafsky & Martin, Chapter 14.1-14.5, 14.7
02 Dec

Training PCFGs

05 Dec

Advanced PCFG models

A3 due; A4 handed out
09 Dec

Advanced PCFG parsing algorithms

12 Dec

Discussion of Assignment 3 (basic PCFG parsing)

16 Dec

Advanced PCFG parsing -- reranking

19 Dec

Dependency parsing

06 Jan

Semantic parsing

09 Jan

Lexical semantics

A4 due; A5 handed out
13 Jan

Discussion of Assignment 4 (Advanced PCFG Parsing)

16 Jan

Bayesian Methods -- LDA

20 Jan

Non-parametric Bayesian models

23 Jan

Statistical machine translation -- Alignment

  • J & M, Chapter 25.1-25.6
A5 due; A6 handed out
27 Jan

Phrase-based SMT

  • J & M, rest of Chapter 25
30 Jan

Discussion of Assignment 5 (Semantics)

03 Feb

Syntax-based SMT

A6 due
06 Feb

Discussion of Assignment 6 (SMT)