Natural Language Processing
Prof. Ralph Grishman
715 Broadway, Room 703
Spring office hours: Wednesdays, 11 AM-noon
Natural Language Understanding, James Allen (Benjamin / Cummings),
Second Edition, 1995.
Assignments and Grading
10 weekly assignments, each worth 5 points. A combination
of written exercises and computer exercises (using parsers, modifying grammars,
etc.). Each homework is due 2 class meetings (generally, 2 weeks)
after being assigned. There is a 20% (1 point) penalty for each week
A term project, worth 30 points. There are a wide range
of possibilities, including both computer implementations and research
papers. Computer implementations may involve extensions to the system
used in class (in Java), adaptation of the system to new tasks (grammar
and lexicon development), or even entirely new systems. The term
project is due at the last class meeting.
A final examination, worth 20 points.
Class Web site
Class Mailing List
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Other Books of Interest
Speech and Language Processing, Daniel Jurafsky and James Martin,
Computational Linguistics: An Introduction, Ralph Grishman,
Cambridge Univ. Press, 1986.
Journals: Computational Linguistics and Natural Language
(most conference proceedings are available in the Proteus Project lounge
/ reading room, 715 Broadway, 7th Floor)
meetings of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Applied Natural Language Processing conferences (run by the ACL)
International Conferences on Computational Linguistics