Ling848, Fall 2010

LING848, FALL 2010. Seminar: Computational Modeling of Language


Philip Resnik


1108B Marie Mount Hall, Wednesdays 1:30-4pm.

Where to get information

  • Schedule of topics
  • Class discussion board (Google Group)
  • Class mailing list


    Note: The content of 800-level seminars varies from year to year, and this seminar will not cover the same material as previous offerings of Ling848 (Seminar in Computational Linguistics). If you have questions about the seminar, including any uncertainty about whether your background is appropriate in order to attend, please contact the instructor.

    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	   E-mail: resnik AT umd _DOT.GOES.HERE_ edu