(Formerly CS146 )

Computational Linguistics

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Location: Smith-Buonanno 106
Meeting Time: G: MWF 2:00-2:50
Exam Group: 07: 05/12/17 at 2:00 PM
Semester: 2 (Spring)
Offered This Year?  Yes
When Offered? Every Year


Introduction to computational linguistics (also known as natural-language processing) including the related mathematics and several programming projects. Particular topics include: language modeling (as used in e.g., speech recognition, machine translation), machine translation, part-of-speech labeling, syntactic parsing, and topic modeling. Mathematical techniques include basic probability, noisy channel models, the EM (Expectation-Maximization) algorithm, hidden Markov models, probabilistic context-free grammars, and the forward-backward algorithm.

Prerequisites are CSCI1410 or permission of instructor. Permission will be given to all students with a solid background in programming (which programming language is secondary) and either basic probability, or enough mathematical background to quickly absorb the latter.

CRN: 25136