Reading for Wednesday, December 7: Manning and Schütze, chapter 12 (pages 407-460)
In this course, we'll study computational techniques for producing and processing text in natural languages and the theoretical basis for those techniques, both in linguistics and in computer science.
The class meets in Noyce 3819, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10 to 11 a.m.
General Information (grading policies, etc.)
Schedule of Topics (revised November 2, 2016)
Our textbook is Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing by Christopher D. Manning and Hinrich Schütze (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1999; ISBN 978-0-262-13360-9).
For our programming work, we'll use the Scheme programming language, as specified by the Revised7 Report on the Algorithmic Language Scheme.
The instructor for this course is John David Stone. My office is Noyce 3829, near the east end of the long corridor on the third floor of the Noyce Science Center, on the north side (facing Eighth Avenue). My telephone extension on the Grinnell College campus is 3181.
My office hours for fall 2016 are
or by appointment.