Clippers: a computational linguistics discussion group (White 795.04 Autumn 2007)

Clippers is our forum for informal discussion of all issues related to computational linguistics: from work in progress of visitors and people in the department, over presentation of new papers, to practical concerns such as hints on the use of CL related software tools.

Everyone with an interest in computational linguistics is most welcome!

To see what happened in previous quarters of Clippers, you can check out the pages of some previous quarters via the links on the course catalog page.

When and where: Fridays at 130- 248 in Central Classrooms 340.

Important: Please be sure to subscribe to our local computational linguistics mailing list on which all Clippers sessions and talks are announced.

The plan, as usual, is to start each session with 10-15 minutes of open discussion — usually consisting of news, announcements and the Paul Davis Moment — and then to continue with the following topics:



Discussion Leader


21 September

Michael White

Organizational meeting

28 September

Hui Fang

An axiomatic approach to IR

5 October

Dennis Mehay, Laura Stoia, Tianfang Xu

LSA summer institute / summer internships

12 October

Ilana Bromberg

Arabic language modelling with FSMs

19 October

Dennis Mehay

Syntax-informed MT evaluation

26 October

Michael White

Broad Coverage Surface Realization with CCG

2 November

Steve Boxwell

Projection of Propbank Roles onto the CCGbank

9 November

John Pate and Detmar Meurers

Experiments in unlexicalized PCFG parsing

16 November

Laura Stoia

NP generation for situated dialogues

23 November

No meeting

(Columbus Day observed)

30 November

DJ Hovermale

ESL spell checker

Michael White / 2007-11-30