Clippers: a computational linguistics discussion group (White 795.04 Winter 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 050.

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


4 January

No meeting

(The registrar says it's Monday!)

11 January

Jeremy Morris

An Overview of Conditional Random Fields

18 January

Dominic Espinosa, Dennis Mehay, Michael White

Hypertagging: Supertagging for Surface Realization

25 January

Kirk Baker, Jianguo Li, Chris Brew

Hybrid Lexical Acquisition

1 February

Adriane Boyd

Noisy Channel Spelling Correction Models

8 February

Ilana Heintz

Language Modeling Update

15 February

Mike White (joint work with Mary Ellen Foster)

Avoiding Repetition in Generated Text

22 February

Josh King; DJ Hovermale, Emily Jamison & Dennis Mehay

The REG Challenge 2008

29 February

Detmar Meurers and Stacey Bailey

Content Assessment

7 March

DJ Hovermale

SCALE: Spelling Correction Adapted for Learners of English

Michael White / 2008-02-28