Instructor: Jackie Chi Kit Cheung
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm – 5:30pm
Location: MAASS 217
Office hours: Tuesdays, 2:30pm – 3:45pm, McConnell 108N
Course outline

TAs : Ali Emami, Jad Kabbara, Kian Kenyon-Dean, Krtin Kumar

This course presents an introduction to the computational modelling of natural language. Topics covered include: computational morphology, language modelling, syntactic parsing, lexical and compositional semantics, and discourse analysis. We will consider selected applications such as automatic summarization, machine translation, and speech processing. We will also study machine learning algorithms that are used in natural language processing.

Prerequisites: MATH 323 or ECSE 305; COMP 251 or COMP 252.
Useful but not required: Background in artificial intelligence (e.g., COMP 424); introductory course in linguistics (LING 201).