Neuro-symbolic Models for NLP (6.884)

Instructor

Jacob Andreas (jda@mit.edu)

Admin

Class will meet on Fridays from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM ET. We'll use this zoom link. Discussion will take place on Piazza.

Office hours: Thursdays 2pm–4pm (by appointment).

Grading

1/3 in-class paper presentation, 1/3 participation and reading responses, 1/3 final project.

Syllabus

Readings and presentation signups on this spreadsheet.

Intro [slides:pdf]
Symbols & systematicity Fodor & Pylyshyn 1998
Lake & Baroni 2018
[slides:pdf]
Other kinds of generalization Hu et al. 2020
Sinha et al. 2019
Kamoya Ikhofua and Greta Tuckute
[slides:pdf]
Empirical successes Furrer et al. 2020
Rumelhart & McClelland 1985
Simon Alford and Mahi Elango
[slides:pdf]
Connectionist symbol processing Smolensky 1990
Plate 1990
Joey Velez-Ginorio, Tiwalayo Eisape and Pedro Colon-Hernandez
[slides:pdf]
Discrete representations Weiss et al. 2018
Dalvi et al. 2018
Evan Hernandez and Geeticka Chauhan
[slides:pdf]
Modular representations McCoy et al. 2019
Andreas 2019
Rami Manna, Hope Kean and Ekin Akyürek
[slides:pdf]

Important Dates