LING 073 / CPSC 013 — Spring 2019
Computational Linguistics

Professor:Jonathan North Washington
Office:Pearson 105
Office phone:x6134
Office hours:T&W 13:15-14:45
Email: jwashin1@swarth...more.edu
 
Lecture Time:TTh 8:30-9:45
Classroom:Clothier 16
Course website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/jwashin1/ling073
Course wiki: http://wikis.swarthmore.edu/ling073
IRC channel: irc.freenode.net#swatling
Evening lab hours: T 18:00-20:00
Course moodle site: LING073-CPSC013-S19

Course Syllabus

Schedule (updated often)

weekdatetopicdue / to read
(by class)
materials
1 22 Jan

Introductions, syllabus

What (and why) is CL (and NLP)?

Environment setup

24 Jan

Materials for communities

Models of development, FOSS

Environment acclimation

Gideon Long - Chilean Mapuches in language row with Microsoft

language selection

2 29 Jan

Input methods

Resource identification

Artemy Lebedev (2004) - Where once was a comma

lab 0 - documentation of resources

31 Jan

Input methods

Corpus assembly

lab 1 - keyboard layout (due on Friday)

3 5 Feb

Corpus assembly

Steven Bird (2009) - Natural Language Processing and Linguistic Fieldwork

7 Feb

Morphological typology

Grammar documentation

lab 2 - Initial corpus assembly

4 12 Feb

Grammar documentation

Ted Pedersen (2008) - Empiricism Is Not A Matter of Faith

14 Feb

FSTs and morphology

lab 3 - Grammar documentation

5 19 Feb

FSTs and morphology

Analyser evaluation

21 Feb

FSTs and phonology

lab 4 - Basic morphological analyser

6 26 Feb

FSTs and phonology

Generator evaluation

28 Feb

Morphological disambiguation

Manual disambiguation

lab 5 - Basic morphological generator

7 5 Mar

Morphological disambiguation

Disambiguator evaluation

7 Mar

Forming groups

lab 6 - Basic CG disambiguator

midterm project demos

12 Mar Spring break!
14 Mar Spring break!
8 19 Mar

Lexical transfer

Forcada et al. (2011) - Apertium: a free/open-source platform for rule-based machine translation

21 Mar

Lexical transfer

lab 7 - Lexical transfer

9 26 Mar

Lexical selection

28 Mar

Lexical selection

lab 8 - Lexical selection

10 2 Apr

Contrastive grammars

4 Apr

Contrastive grammars

lab 9 - Contrastive grammar

11 9 Apr

Structural transfer

11 Apr

Structural transfer

lab 10 - Structural transfer

12 16 Apr

RBMT evaluation

18 Apr

Dependency syntax

lab 11 - Polished basic RBMT system

13 23 Apr

Dependency syntax

lab 12 - Dependency corpus/grammar/parser

25 Apr

Other MT technologies

Dependency transfer, phrase-structure transfer, SMT and hybrid MT, neural MT, ...

14 30 Apr

Other CL technologies, NLP

bag-of-words fun, ASR, text-to-speech, ...

2 May

Other applications for FSTs

Spell checkers, paradigm generators, ...

15 TBA

Final project