ANLP 2015

Advanced Natural Language Processing

 

Schedule


* = optional reading

Date Topic Readings Assignments
13 Oct

(no class)

16 Oct

Introduction

A1 handed out
20 Oct

Review - probability theory

23 Oct

Generative statistical models; n-grams

  • Jurafsky & Martin, Chapters 4.1-4.2
27 Oct

Smoothing

30 Oct

POS tagging with HMMs

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

HMM training

06 Nov

Discussion of Assignment 1

10 Nov

Elementary speech recognition

  • Jurafsky & Martin, Chapter 9 (Automatic Speech Recognition)
  • Jurafsky & Martin, Chapter 7 (Phonetics; if you need to read up on that)
  • * Connell & Florence, Voice Recognition Elevator
13 Nov

Elementary speech synthesis

17 Nov

Context-free grammars and CKY parsing

A2 due; A3 handed out
20 Nov

Probabilistic CFGs

  • Jurafsky & Martin, Chapter 14.1-14.5, 14.7
24 Nov

Discussion of Assignment 2

27 Nov

PCFG training

01 Dec

Advanced PCFG-style models

A3 due; A4 handed out
04 Dec

Advanced PCFG parsing

08 Dec

Discussion of Assignment 3

11 Dec

Dependency parsing

15 Dec

Statistical machine translation - Alignments

A4 due; A5 handed out
18 Dec

Phrase-based SMT

  • J & M, rest of Chapter 25
22 Dec

(Christmas break)

25 Dec

(Christmas break)

29 Dec

(Christmas break)

01 Jan

(Christmas break)

05 Jan

(no class)

08 Jan

Discussion of Assignment 4

12 Jan

Syntax-based SMT

15 Jan

Semantic parsing

A5 due; A6 handed out
19 Jan

Lexical semantics

22 Jan

Discussion of Assignment 5

26 Jan

Bayesian methods - LDA

29 Jan

Bayesian methods - Grammar induction

A6 due
02 Feb

Deep neural networks

05 Feb

Discussion of Assignment 6 and final projects