6.863J/9.611J Natural Language Processing

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6.863J / 9.611J Natural Language Processing, Spring, 2004



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Course Description

A laboratory-oriented course in the theory and practice of building computer systems for human language processing, with an emphasis on the linguistic, cognitive, and engineering foundations for understanding their design.


General Policies on Required Work, Grading, and Collaboration

Prerequisites,Textbooks, and Readings

Laboratory Assignment Schedule & Specifics

Calendar in brief: Class dates in blue; class & due dates in red; holidays in green.

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Assignment Specifics:

Laboratory 1a,1b     Word parsing & morphology

Laboratory 2            Word tagging & statistical models of language

Laboratory 3a, 3b    Phrase structure parsing

Laboratory 4            Semantic interpretation

Laboratory 5            Word meaning and Machine translation

Laboratory 6            Final  team project




Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Robert C. Berwick
berwick@ai.mit.edu
35-423, x3-8918
Office hours:  M 11-1

Teaching Assistant:
Catherine Havasi
havasi@mit.edu
35-408, x3-xxxx
Office hours: tba

Course Support:
Fifa Monserrate
fifa@mit.edu
35-404, x3-2184

Course Meeting Time & Place

Lectures: M, W 9:30-11AM
Room: 2-143,  map

Laboratories: T, Th, 11-1 M, W 4PM
Room: 14-0637, map

Level & Prerequisites

Undergraduate/Graduate
6.034 or permission of instructor



 
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