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Katrin Kirchhoff
LING 575
Seattle Campus

Topics in Computational Linguistics

In-depth study of a particular area of computational linguistics, with hands-on experience. Prerequisite: LING 570 and 571, or permission of instructor. Offered: WSp.

Class description

This course examines the problems posed by different types of languages for natural language processing algorithms. Topics will include multilingual and cross-lingual language modeling, text-based language identification, word alignment, question answering, summarization and named-entity detection. We will look exclusively at statistical processing algorithms.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures (1 meeting per week)

Recommended preparation

Ling 570 and 571, Ling 572 desirable basic statistics, programming (C/C++,Java, or Perl) or permission from instructor

Class assignments and grading

Homeworks (including programming assignments) Final project (incl. implementation, class presentation and final write-up)

Homeworks (including programming assignments) (40%) In-class participation (20%) final project (40%)


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Katrin Kirchhoff
Date: 03/08/2006