CS 775: Seminar in Natural Language Understanding, Spring 2001
"Statistical Natural Language Processing: Models and Methods"

Wednesdays, 1:25-2:15, Hollister 362

Natural language processing (NLP) has been considered one of the "holy grails" for artificial intelligence ever since Turing proposed his famed "imitation game" (the Turing Test). Statistical approaches have revolutionized the way NLP is done. Furthermore, some of these approaches can be employed in other applications, such as computational biology and data mining. This course will explore important classes of probabilistic models of language and survey some of the common general techniques.


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Lecture list: Jan 24 | Jan 31 | Feb 7 | Feb 14 | Feb 21 | Feb 28 | Mar 7 | Mar 14 | Mar 28 | April 11 | April 18 | April 25

Administrative Information

2 credits, S/U only. Grade based on attendance/participation.
Prereqs: elementary probability, mathematical maturity. COMS674 not required.
URL: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/courses/cs775/2001sp/

CS775, Spring '01
Lillian Lee

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