Michael Collins (Office hours Wednesdays, 2-3pm, room 723 CEPSR)
TA: Vinod Prabhakaran (Office hours Fridays, 2-4pm, room 7LE5 (NLP Lab), CEPSR)
Lectures: Wednesdays 4.10-6.00pm, in Mudd 1024
This is an advanced course in machine learning for natural language processing. The methods we will cover will be relevant to many NLP applications, for example machine translation, dialog systems, natural language parsing, and information extraction. The course will cover the following topics:
A graduate-level course in machine learning (e.g., COMS W4771) or natural language processing (e.g., COMS W4705).
There is no textbook for the course. Throughout the course, we will make use of research papers as readings. The following book may provide useful background, particularly for the early part of the course:
There will be 3 homeworks (25% of the final grade), and a final project (65% of the final grade). 10% of the final grade will depend on class participation.