Computational Linguistics course schedule



"Whitington" refers to the book OCaml from the Very Beginning, available in the bookstore.
find code in our linux environment at /localdisk/cl2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017 symbolic linguistics, symbolic programming.
demos. first day notes, slides
Friday, January 27 Getting started with OCaml and Unix, Section Notes
   
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 ocaml: let bindings, function definition and list-processing (up to Whitington ch4)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 ocaml: modules, higher order functions list & comprehensions (through Whitington ch6)
   
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 ocaml: recursive data types (through Whitington ch11)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 combinators for top-down parsing CFGs (slides)
reading: excerpt from Covington 1994, chapter 3
   
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 nondeterminism and relative clauses (slides)
reading: excerpt from Sedivy 2014, chapter 8
Thursday, February 16, 2017 parsing in various directions (slides)
   
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 no class, President's Day holiday
   
Thursday, February 23, 2017 charts as memo-tables (slides)
reading: Mellish, Whitlock and Ritchie 1994
   
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in-class corpus-searching activity
reading: excerpt from Nugues 2006, chapter 2
Thursday, March 2, 2017 finite automata and recognition (slides)
reading: Nugues 2006 §2.2 and 2.3
   
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 partial parsing with cascades of finite automata (slides)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 transducers for morphological analysis (slides)
reading: Hulden/Alegria slides, Getting Started with foma tutorial + a note about graphics, excerpt from Nugues chapter 5
   
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 morphological analysis tutorial -- bring a laptop!
reading: excerpt from Beesley & Karttunen 2003 on lexc
Thursday, March 16, 2017 intro to computational semantics (slides)
reading: excerpt from Keenan & Moss 2016
   
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 more on semantics construction (slides)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 truth in a model: database lookup (notes)
Reading: excerpt from Blackburn & Bos
   
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 intensional semantics and scope ambiguity (slides part 1, slides part 2)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 intro to unification grammar and FLE (slides)
   
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 spring
Thursday, April 6, 2017 break
   
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 LFG: a unification-based grammar formalism (slides)
readings: excerpt from Handbook for Language Engineers, chapter 4 of Bresnan et al (2016)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 HPSG. in-class unification-grammar activity (slides)
reading: Stefan Müller's synopsis of HPSG, chapter 27 in Syntax—Theory and Analysis.Francez and Winter Chapter 5 on linguistic applications of unification grammar more generically (review chapter 1 if necessary)
   
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 mildly context-sensitive formalisms (slides)
readings: excerpt from Kallmeyer (2010) on mild context-sensitivity
Thursday, April 20, 2017 minimalist grammars (slides)
reading: chapter 15 of Koopman/Sportiche/Stabler (2013)
   
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 the long-awaited [early presenter bonus]
Thursday, April 27, 2017 festival [early presenter bonus]
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 of
Thursday, May 4, 2017 final
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 projects!

John Hale