Course Schedule

Schedule is tentative. Check regularly for updates. Readings beginning with “E” are from Eisenstein’s Natural Language Processing, while readings beginning with “JM” are from Jurafsky and Martin’s Speech and Language Processing.

DATE TOPIC READINGS ASSIGNMENT LINKS
1/18 Two Cultures of Linguistics E1
1/21 Two Cultures of Linguistics (Part 2) and Naive Bayes E2.1-2.2;4.1;4.3-4.4; JM4
1/25 Naive Bayes (Part 2) and Logistic Regression E2.5-2.7; JM5 HW1 out
1/28 Logistic Regression (Part 2)
2/1 Stochastic Gradient Descent
2/4 Stochastic Gradient Descent (Part 2) HW1 Due; HW2 out
2/8 Multinomial Logistic Regression and Perceptrons E2.3-2.4;2.8
2/11 Perceptrons (Part 2) and Multilayer Perceptrons E3.1-3.3; JM7
2/15 Neural Networks and Computation Graphs Kleene 1951
2/18 Computation Graphs (Part 2) HW2 Due Baydin et al. 2015
3/1 Vector Semantics E14; JM6 HW3 out
3/4 Vector Semantics (Part 2)
3/8 Quiz
3/11 Word2vec
3/15 Singular Value Decomposition and Hidden Markov Models E7.1-7.4;8.1; JM8;A HW3 Due
3/18 Hidden Markov Models (Part 2) and Structured Perceptrons E7.5 HW4 out
3/22 Structured Prediction and Conditional Models
3/25 Syntax E9.2; JM12
3/29 Earley Algorithm
4/1 CKY Algorithm E10.1-10.2; JM13 HW4 Due; HW5 out
4/5 Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars E10.3-10.4; JMC
4/8 Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars (Part 2) and Dependency Parsing E11; JM14 Stanza
4/12 Recurrent Neural Networks: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5 E6.3;7.6; JM9 HW5 Due; HW6 out
4/26 Attention and Transformers
4/29 Quiz Review Session HW6 Due
5/3 Attention and Transformers (Part 2) HW7 out
5/5 Quiz out
5/12 HW7 Due; Quiz Due