The course is part of the two-course introduction to CL. The second half, 5802, focuses on data-intensive, statistical CL and is offered in Spring.
Instructor: William Schuler
Prereqs: 3802 (Linguist 384), 5000 (601), CSE 3321, 3521, or 5052; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Linguist 684.01.
Web site: http://www.ling.osu.edu/~schuler/courses/5801. The updated syllabus, assignments, slides, etc. will be posted here, so check it regularly.
Network account: If you are not able to run python or do assignments on your own computer, you can get a linguistics network account to use lab machines in Oxley Hall. You can set this up with Jim Harmon in Oxley 118 during normal working hours.
Computer lab facilities: With your linguistics network account, you can use the linguistics computer lab in Oxley 218. The computers in this lab are installed with all software required for this course. If software does not appear to be working, you should contact Jim Harmon (Oxley 118) during normal working hours.
Textbook: (optional) Natural Language Toolkit Textbook -- a nice introduction to text processing in Python.
Course Content: (blue highlighted lectures focus on programming language concepts, orange are due dates)
|Wk||Due Monday 11:59PM||Lecture: Tuesday||Due Wednesday 11:59PM||Lecture: Thursday|
welcome, set notation, finite state automata
regular expressions, regular languages, tools: grep, sed, perl
|2||(no class)|| 9/2 --- PS1 handout, sample Makefile, sample text
unix scripts, tools: make
programming concepts, implementing FSAs, tools: python
|4||9/13 PS1 due|| 9/14 --- PS2 handout fsarec.py
data files and projects
program correctness, complexity, generalization
context-free grammars, context-free languages
|6||9/27 PS2 due|| 9/28
| 9/30 --- PS3 handout
string recursion, pushdown automata
recursion in functions and data structures, tools: tree.py, model.py
dynamic programming, implementing CFG recognizers
parsing, semiring abstraction
|(autumn break)||(autumn break)|
|9||10/18 PS3 due|| 10/19 --- PS4 handout
|11||11/1 PS4 due|| 11/2
| 11/4 --- PS5 handout
sequence model inference, incremental parsing
|(Veterans Day)||(Veterans Day)|
| 11/18 |
|14||11/22 PS5 due|| 11/23 --- PS6 handout simplewiki.gcg15.linetrees
dimensionality reduction and vector semantics
lambda calculus semantics
|(end of term)||(end of term)|
|17||12/13 PS6 due||(end of term)||(end of term)||(end of term)|
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