Introduction to Computational Linguistics

Ling 409, Fall 2017
Umass Amherst

Meetings

TuTh 1:00 - 2:15       Hasbrouck Lab 137

Instructors

Rajesh Bhatt (bhatt@umass.edu)                                            office hours Th  2.30-4.00, N418, ILC
TA: Katia Vostrikova (evostrikova@linguist.umass.edu)          office hours  W  2-4, 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