G22.2591 - Advanced Natural Language Processing - Spring 2004

Prof. Grishman

Tentative Schedule
March 8, 2004

Lecture #
Date
Topics
Assignment
1
Jan.26
Introduction
Part of Speech Tagging:  task;  HMMs (Church);  TBL (Brill)

Asgn. #1
2
Feb. 2
Part of Speech Tagging: 
unsupervised (Xerox Tagger), Constraint Grammari, MaxEnt

Asgn. #2
3
Feb. 9
Chunking:  task;  chunking as tagging;  TBL (Ramshaw & Marcus);  other methods
Asgn #3
4
Feb. 23
Chunking:  SVMs;  hand-coded rules vs. corpus training;  active learning

5
Mar. 1
Name recognition:  task; 
supervised methods: HMM (Nymble), MaxEnt (Borthwick, Edinburgh), Decision Tree
Asgn #4
6
Mar. 8
Name recognition --  unsupervised methods:  Strzalkowski;  Collins;  Yarowsky;  Yangarber & Lin
7
Mar. 22
Word-sense disambiguation
8
Mar. 29
Word-sense disambiguation, cont'd Asgn #5
9
Apr. 5
Coreference:  task;  hand-coded systems; overview

10
Apr. 12
Coreference:  corpus-trained systems
Term project
11
Apr. 19
Information extraction:  supervised methods
12
Apr. 26
Information extraction:  unsupervised methods

13
May 3
Presentations of student projects.
Term proj. due.