Linguistics 8700: Computational Psycholinguistics

This course introduces computational psycholinguistics using the modelblocks toolkit.

Instructor: William Schuler

Meeting time: Tuesday and Thursday 11:10am-12:30pm in 183 Caldwell

Web site: The updated syllabus, assignments, slides, etc. will be posted here, so check it regularly.

Course Content:

Wk Reading due Monday Lecture: Tuesday Reading due Wednesday Lecture: Thursday
1 1/9 1/10
overview of course, neural activation
1/11 Tom Mitchell video 1/12
discuss Tom Mitchell video
2 1/16 1/17
distributed associative memory
1/18 1/19
cued association semantics
3 1/23 1/24
1/25 1/26 semantic parsing step-through
left-corner parsing with cued associations
4 1/30 1/31
2/1 2/2
5 2/6 2/7
modelblocks: overview
2/8 Kennedy et al. '03 2/9
Dundee corpus via modelblocks
6 2/13 2/14
modelblocks: lmefit and lrtsignif
2/15 2/16
modelblocks: synproc
7 2/20 Frank et al. '13 2/21
UCL corpus via modelblocks
2/22 Futrell et al, in prep 2/23
Naturalstories corpus via modelblocks
8 2/27 2/28
2/29 Brennan et al. '16 2/30
9 3/6 3/7
Parsing with semantic constraints
3/8 3/9
Sempar results on conjunction
10 (spring break) (spring break) (spring break) (spring break)
11 3/20 Almor Eimas / Demberg / Keller 3/21
Theories of coreference
3/22 3/23
Project reports
12 3/27 3/28
Latent Dirichlet Allocation on cued association graphs
3/29 3/30
13 4/3 TBD 4/4
4/5 4/6
Project reports
14 4/10 TBD 4/11
4/12 TBD 4/13
15 4/17 TBD 4/18
4/19 4/20
Project reports

Successful course participation involves:

Students with Disabilities:

Students who need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me to arrange an appointment as soon as possible to discuss the course format, to anticipate needs, and to explore potential accommodations. I rely on the Office of Disability Services for assistance in verifying the need for accommodations and developing accommodation strategies. Students who have not previously contacted the Office for Disability Services are encouraged to do so (292-3307;

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