CS4740/LING4744/COGST4740/CS5740 Fall 2022
Course Schedule

Unofficial pre-lecture versions of slides are available at this Google Drive folder. Official versions have links below (also to the same Google Drive folder).

Lecture recordings require Cornell SSO login, not just generic Zoom login. Here is a picture of the SSO "key" to click on when Zoom asks you to authenticate.

All dates for lectures and unreleased assignments are provisional.

Additional milestone deadlines may be added.

Lecture Date Topic/notes Readings Assignments, etc.
1 Aug 23 Introduction: slides, audio recording (video recording failed, unfortunately)    
2 25 Language Modeling/N-grams: slides, video recording Jurafsky and Martin (henceforth JM) chapter 3 through section 3.1  
3 30 Text Processing / Classification: slides, video recording JM chapter 4 through section 4.6; section 5.3 in JM chapter 5.  
4 Sep 1 Sequence Tagging / HMMs / Viterbi / MEMMs: slides, video recording JM Chapter 8 through section 8.5.1; JM Appendix A through section A.2, section A.4  
5 6 Viterbi Step-Through / NER Intro: slides, video recording ditto, plus JM 8.5.2-8.6 HW1 out
Partner-finding social for CS classes run by student associations (all welcome), Upson Lounge (116), probably 4-6pm. Rsvp: link
6 8 Chunking / SRL: slides, video recording ditto, plus JM 19 through 19.3 and the intro part of 19.6; JM 4.7  
7 13 Word Embeddings / Vector Semantics: slides, video recording JM chapter 6 sections 6.2-6.5, 6.8 through 6.8.2  
8 15 FFNNs: slides, video recording JM chapter 7 through 7.3 HW1 milestone 1 due
9 20 Designing NNs: slides, video recording JM chapter 7 sections 7.4-7.5  
10 22 Pytorch tutorial (TA John Starr): Notebook (completed), video recording    
11 27 Training NNs: slides, video recording JM chapter 7 sections 7.6-7.7 HW1 due, HW2 out
12 29 Neural Language Models / Recurrent Neural Networks: slides, video recording JM chapter 7 section 7.5-7.7 HW1 pdf page-matching and pdf visual corrections can be done on Gradescope until Friday 1pm
13 Oct 4 Exam Review / Open OH: practice exam posting, video recording   HW2 grouping due Wed Oct 5Fri Oct 7 on CMS
14 6 RNNs and Bidirectionality: slides, video recording JM chapter 9 section 9.3-9.5  
Oct 6 midterm: 7:30pm, Baker Lab, room 200 only (even though the registrar listed three rooms)
[pdf] [solutions]
Oct 11 Fall Break
15 13 Backprop: slides, video recording JM chapter 7 section 7.6; Colah blog post  
16 18 LSTMs: slides, video recording JM chapter 9 section 9.6; Colah blog post (10/17 drop deadline)
17 20 Encoder-Decoders: slides, video recording JM chapter 10 section 10.1-10.4 HW2 due
18 25 Attention / Contextualized Embeddings / ELMo; slides, video recording JM Chapter 11 section 11.1-11.4 HW2 due; HW3 out
19 27 Transformers / BERT; slides, video recording JM Chapter 9 section 9.7-9.9; JM Chapter 11 section 11.1-11.4 HW3 out
20 Nov 1 Discourse; slides, video recording JM Chapter 22  
21 3 Implementing Transformers (TA: Shaden Shaar); Notebook   HW3 milestone due Nov 4
22 8 Coreference; slides, video recording JM Chapter 21  
23 10 Summarization; slides, video recording JM Chapter 9 section 9.9 HW3 due
24 15 NN Probing / Interpretability; slides, video recording   HW3 due; HW4 out
25 17 Ethical NLP; slides, video recording    
26 22 NLP + Computational Social Science; slides, video recording    
Nov 24 Thanksgiving
27 29 NLP Research Lecture    
28 Dec 1 Final-exam review session   HW4 due
Mon Dec 5 HW 4 new due date
Thu Dec 15th Final examination: Thu Dec 15, 2-4:30pm, location TBD

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