This is an advanced computational linguistics seminar focusing on computational modeling of language. "Computational modeling" can mean many different things; indeed, in some sense the term could be used to describe practically any computational work on language at all. In this seminar, we will be focusing mainly on information theoretic models and Bayesian modeling, with a balance between cognitive modeling and modeling for engineering purposes.
This seminar will mainly involve readings and discussion, helped along by participation in the online discussion group. The class will be graded on participation (10%) and term paper/project (90%), and I hope to encourage hands-on projects, ideally engaging multidisciplinary teams tackling new resesarch, aiming for papers suitable for submission to appropriate conferences.
Philip Resnik, Professor
Department of Linguistics and Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
Department of Linguistics
1401 Marie Mount Hall UMIACS phone: (301) 405-6760
University of Maryland Linguistics phone: (301) 405-8903
College Park, MD 20742 USA Fax: (301) 314-2644 / (301) 405-7104
http://umiacs.umd.edu/~resnik E-mail: resnik AT umd _DOT.GOES.HERE_ edu