LING 441 - Computational Linguistics I
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Linguistics concentrators should take LING 315 and 316 first.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Computational linguistics, broadly construed, encompasses three distinct areas of study:

  1. human language technology, including machine translation, information extraction, and spoken language dialogue systems, among other technologies;
  2. computational models of language users, which divides into computational psycholinguistics, in which humans are the object of study, and natural language processing as a branch of artificial intelligence, in which artificial agents are the object; and
  3. digital linguistics, which is the use of computation in support of language documentation and linguistic research.

This class is a general introduction to computational linguistics. We will examine the levels of language processing, from morphological analysis to parsing, semantic interpretation, and discourse. The course assumes no computational background. There will be a self-contained introduction to programming (using Python) that will be sufficient to understand and manipulate basic language-processing programs.

LING 441 - Computational Linguistics I
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 9780596516499
Natural language processing with Python, Author: Steven Bird, Ewan Klein, and Edward Loper., Publisher: O'Reilly 2009
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