LSA.303 | Introduction to Computational Linguistics
Regina Barzilay and Dan Jurafsky
course web site: http://lsa.dlp.mit.edu/Class/303
This course is an introduction to computational linguistics, the primary concern of which is the study of human language from a computational perspective. The class will cover models at the level of phonological, syntactic, semantic and discourse processing. The emphasis will be on corpus-based methods and algorithms, such as Hidden Markov Models and probabilistic context free grammars. We will discuss the use of these methods and models in a variety of applications including part-of-speech tagging, phonological processing, syntactic parsing, word sense disambiguation, anaphora resolution, and the detection of discourse structure. This class will not assume programming ability, but it will involve use of various on-line computational linguistics tools, software, and corpora.