LING 442 - The Anatomy of Natural Language Processing Systems
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
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Enforced Prerequisites:
LING 441 or permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is a complement to LING 441, Computational Linguistics I. LING 441 introduced three main topics: programming in Python, the structure of natural language understanding (NLU) systems and writing grammars to drive them, and getting information out of natural language corpora and lexical resources. LING 442 looks at how to implement the natural language processing components that were used in LING 441.

The course is very hands-on. In the first half, we construct a natural language understanding system that goes all the way from English sentence to an automated reasoner. In the second half of the course, we examine probabilistic and statistical language processing. The motivations for probabilistic techniques are three-fold: well-founded ambiguity resolution, robustness to noise, and automatic acquisition of the large amounts of information needed to construct an NLU system.

LING 442 - The Anatomy of Natural Language Processing Systems
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001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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