LING 073 — Spring 2018
Computational Linguistics

Professor:Jonathan North Washington
Office:Pearson 105
Office phone:x6134
Office hours:TBA
Email: jwashin1@swarth...more.edu
 
Lecture Time:TTh 11:20am-12:35pm
Classroom:TBA
Course website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/jwashin1/ling073
Course wiki: http://wikis.swarthmore.edu/ling073
IRC channel: sccs.swarthmore.edu#cl
Course moodle site: S18 - LING073.01

Course Syllabus

Schedule (updated often)

weekdatetopicdue / to read
(by class)
materials
1 23 Jan

Introductions, syllabus

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

Environment setup

25 Jan

Materials for communities

Models of development, FOSS

Environment acclimation

Zeki Ergas (2011) - Language, Culture, and Development: Mapudungun vs. Microsoft: A Case Study

language selection

2 30 Jan

Input methods

Resource identification

Artemy Lebedev (2004) - Where once was a comma

lab 0 - documentation of resources

1 Feb

Input methods

Corpus assembly

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

lab 1 - keyboard layout (due on Friday)

3 6 Feb

Corpus assembly

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

8 Feb

Morphological typology

Grammar documentation

lab 2 - Initial corpus assembly

4 13 Feb

Grammar documentation

15 Feb

FSTs and morphology

lab 3 - Grammar documentation

5 20 Feb

FSTs and morphology

Analyser evaluation

22 Feb

FSTs and phonology

lab 4 - Basic morphological analyser

6 27 Feb

FSTs and phonology

Generator evaluation

1 Mar

Morphological disambiguation

Manual disambiguation

lab 5 - Basic morphological generator

7 6 Mar

Morphological disambiguation

Disambiguator evaluation

8 Mar

RBMT and contrastive grammars

Forming groups

lab 6 - Basic CG disambiguator

midterm project demos

13 Mar Spring break!
15 Mar Spring break!
8 20 Mar

Contrastive grammars

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

22 Mar

Lexical transfer

lab 7 - Contrastive grammar

9 27 Mar

Lexical transfer

29 Mar

Lexical selection

lab 8 - Lexical transfer

10 3 Apr

Lexical selection

5 Apr

Structural transfer

lab 9 - Lexical selection

11 10 Apr

Structural transfer

12 Apr

RBMT evaluation

lab 10 - Structural transfer

12 17 Apr

RBMT evaluation

19 Apr

Dependency syntax

lab 11 - Polished basic RBMT system

13 24 Apr

Dependency syntax

lab 12 - Dependency corpus/grammar/parser

26 Apr

Other MT technologies

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

14 1 May

Other CL technologies, NLP

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

3 May

Other applications for FSTs

Spell checkers, paradigm generators, ...

15 TBA

Final project