Brandeis University: Spring 2011

This course focuses on corpus linguistics, which is the computational study of any naturally occurring fragment of language. Corpus linguistics is becoming increasingly important in the development and evaluation of both theoretical and computational models of linguistic behavior. It is also a central component of key computer science domains like data mining, information extraction, and machine learning.

Course Details

Time: Tuesday and Friday 10:40-12:00 pm

Location: Volen 106

Professor: James Pustejovsky

258 Volen Center


Office Hours: MW 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Teaching Assistant: Amber Stubbs

110 Volen Center


Office Hours: By Appointment

Recent Announcements

  • Decision Tree Learning Slides from Friday are uploaded now. Amber will be covering adjudication today in class. I'm in Germany giving talks, so I will miss you and class. Have a good ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2011, 7:11 AM by James Pustejovsky
  • Ben Wellner's Thesis work Here's a short paper on the early results from Ben's Ph.D. work, that we did in 2007. And his thesis from 2009 is here. 
    Posted Mar 22, 2011, 5:28 PM by James Pustejovsky
  • Word Similarity Today I'm going to cover word similarity algorithms, both from corpora and from existing resources, such as WordNet. We'll be looking at Resnik's method and Lin's ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2011, 7:09 AM by James Pustejovsky
  • Information Theory Articles Posted I've posted a couple of nice articles for class. Shannon's original article is a classic. The other is a nice article on Zipf's Law by Ronald Wyllys
    Posted Mar 14, 2011, 11:33 AM by James Pustejovsky
  • Examples of Annotation Efforts I've posted a nice article by Bert Xue and Martha Palmer, describing the major annotation projects in the field.
    Posted Feb 7, 2011, 1:44 PM by James Pustejovsky
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