LING 441 - Computational Linguistics I
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
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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:

  • Human language technology concerns the design of software systems for doing machine translation, information extraction, spoken language dialogue, and the like.
  • Computational models of language users can be subdivided 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.
  • Digital linguistics 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. We will focus on understanding and using existing natural-language parsers and interpreters. To that end, the course will introduce students to the programming language Python, but students will NOT be expected to write their own programs. Instead the focus will be on writing computational grammars to "drive" parsers.

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    The course assumes no computational background.

    It is strongly recommended that students take LING 315 and 316, or otherwise have familiarity with formal grammars, before taking LING 441.

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    LING 441 - Computational Linguistics I
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    001 (LEC)
    TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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    ISBN: 9780596516499
    Natural language processing with Python, Author: Steven Bird, Ewan Klein, and Edward Loper., Publisher: O'Reilly 1st ed. 2009
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