Clippers: a computational linguistics discussion group (White 795.04 Spring 2008)

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 Hagerty Hall 071.

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


28 March

Michael White

Organizational Meeting

4 April

Simon Dennis

Statistical Lexical Semantics

11 April

Ola Ahlqvist

Semantic Uncertainty of Geographic Information

18 April

Chris Brew

Breaking Codes with OpenFST

25 April

Crystal Nakatsu

Generating Contrastive Connectives

2 May

DJ Hovermale

L2 Spellchecking

9 May

(no meeting)


16 May

Rajakrishnan Rajkumar

Punctuation in the CCGbank

23 May

Darla Shockley

LREC Practice Talk

30 May

Simon Dennis and Dennis Mehay

SP Model + cognitive architecture

Michael White / 2008-05-13