Intro to CL

Introduction to Computational Linguistics

Ling 509, Fall 2018

Umass Amherst

Meetings

MWF 10:10 - 11:00 ILC N211

Instructors

Rajesh Bhatt (bhatt@umass.edu) M3.30-4.30 + W4-5, N418, ILC

TA: Katia Vostrikova (evostrikova@linguist.umass.edu) T1-2+ F1.30-2.30, N421G, ILC

Address for assignments: umass.ling409@gmail.com

Description

This course is designed to introduce students to computational tools and resources for the formal study of language. We will pursue three strands: (i) formal constructs that have been very productive in the study of language such as regular expressions and context free grammars, (ii) computational resources such as computational lexicons, wordnets, treebanks, and corpora, and (iii) a computational platform to allow use to explore the first two strands conveniently. Our discussion of these three strands will be intertwined and motivated by linguistic questions.

Syllabus

Prerequisites: Ling 201

Credits: 3 units